France chooses Maghrebi and Chinese in war over best minds

by Annalisa Lista - 2017.07.11

In France, there is a record number of students coming from outside of the European Union. These data have recently been released by the government across the Alps. Which highlight that, between 2002 - 2016, study visas granted by Third Countries increased 28%, going from 55,000 to 70,430 students. An absolute record. A boom that is due to all-time record numbers of individuals, especially female, from the Maghreb area and China. Compared to 15 years ago, these students are more numerous, thanks to improved economic conditions in their countries of origin that have allowed them to finish their foreign degrees quickly, to pursue employment abroad. In fact, more often than not, upon receiving their undergraduate degrees, these students apply for a residency permit so they will be allowed to stay for professional reasons.

Related:
  • Some Italian high-schools will change to 4-year program

    Italian high schools usually grant diplomas after completion of a 5-year program, but some will change to 4 years. The decree for a pilot program has been signed by the Minister of Education and will involve 100 classical high schools and technical institutes throughout the country. The announcement will be Read More.

  • IIncrease in the number of young Italians starting their own business

    In the first six months of this year, Italy has seen almost one third of its new businesses run by the under 35s. This figure, compared with the end of 2016, shows an increase of 6.1%, against 0.3% of the total number of companies in Italy, showing a positive balance Read More.

  • Interpreters among professionals most difficult to find in Italy

    Interpreters and translators are among the most difficult professionals to find in the Italian marketplace. In fact, Italian companies claim they are impossible to find in 7 cases out of 10. Not as difficult, but nevertheless requiring quite an effort, are electronic engineers (58.7%) industrial engineers (50.2%) as well as Read More.

  • Almost all Italian students end up passing Maturity exam

    In Italy, this year, like last year, very few students failed the Maturity exam, the national exam given to all high-school students in their senior year (5th year). Only 0.5% of all students failed. There is another type of national exam given to junior-high school students, and here too, only Read More.

  • Smartphones could be admitted in Italian schools

    Cell phones could soon be admitted again in Italian schools. Perhaps not everyone knows that, at the moment in Italy, there is a ban on the use of all electronic devices during the lesson. A rule introduced in 2007, which the Minister of Education found approved "at a time too Read More.

  • Italian university students might be able to retire earlier someday

    It appears that  #RiscattaLaurea (RedeemingDegree)is receiving attention from Italy’s current government. In fact, the country’s Undersecretary of Economics, Pier Paolo Beretta has granted interviews in the national press and on his formal website to discuss the battle that he has been waging since April of this year. The issue is whether students will Read More.