Creating National Champions in France: A Little Less Égalité, a Little More Sélectivité?

  • Ludovic Highman
Keywords: Mergers, differentiation, higher education systems, consolidation, rationalization, University of Paris, Sorbonne University, initiatives for excellence, France

Abstract

The merger between Paris–Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI) will create a single, multidisciplinary institution in the heart of Paris. This merger needs to be contextualized within the national and European contexts, in order to shed light on the drivers, opportunities, and challenges behind a trend that has become increasingly visible among European nations, which seek to
rationalize and consolidate their higher education systems.

Author Biography

Ludovic Highman

Ludovic Highman is senior research associate at the Centre for
Global Higher Education, Institute of Education, University College
London, UK. 

Published
2018-01-14
How to Cite
Highman, L. (2018). Creating National Champions in France: A Little Less Égalité, a Little More Sélectivité?. International Higher Education, (92), 27-29. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2018.92.10288
Section
Countries and Regions