Internationalization Trends in French Higher Education: An Historical Overview

  • Guillaume Tronchet
Keywords: Internationalization, French higher education, academic diplomacy, history of French higher education., France

Abstract

For many policy makers in France, internationalization of higher education is a new subject. But people have short memories. They have forgotten—or simply do not know—that French universities were pioneers and leaders in internationalization between the end of the 19th and the middle of the 20th century, before being outshone by the United States and some other countries in Europe. Faced with today’s challenges of globalization, it is time for French universities to reclaim their own history.

Author Biography

Guillaume Tronchet

Guillaume Tronchet is professeur agrégé d’histoire and research as- sociate at the Paris Centre for 20th Century Social History. He also maintains the French blog "Chroniques de diplomatie universitaire" on educpros.fr. 

Published
2015-12-02
How to Cite
Tronchet, G. (2015). Internationalization Trends in French Higher Education: An Historical Overview. International Higher Education, (83), 28-30. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2015.83.9089
Section
National Developments