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Why are foreign students in France 'Europe's unhappiest'?
Students at a university in Normandy. Photo: AFP

... for the fourth year in a row.

Education in France
The troubles with French universities laid bare
Students in Lyon. Photo: AFP

Classrooms overflowing, a serious lack of funding, and a flailing reputation abroad... what exactly is wrong with France's university system? The Local's Oliver Gee takes a closer look.

Studying in France
How to survive Paris on a student budget
Are you a student in Paris? Here's how to save some money. Photo: AFP

With students from all over the world descending on Paris for the start of a new term, we take a look at the best ways to save money while living in the French capital on a shoestring.

French teachers given 'alarm bracelets' over terror fears
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Could this move in southern France be a glimpse into the future of life at all French schools?

Grenoble named France's best city to be a student
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Grenoble has research in its DNA, a new study says.

Do French kids get the best school lunches in the world?
Photo: Sam Goff

Sliced endive with basil, sautéed beef Charolais, and plenty of cheese... Are French kids getting the best school dinners there are?

The French schools system: The key numbers
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Key figures about France's schools as the kids return to class.

All you need to know about changes in French schools
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School's back tomorrow, with a raft of new changes. Here's what you need to know.

Opinion - French schools
Ten ways France must fix its 'failing' school system
What must France do to fix its school system? Photo: AFP

Longstanding issues in French school system have not been dealt with, argues journalist and author Peter Gumbel.

School holidays in France: The dates you need to know
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It's not the sheer number of school holidays that have caused a row this time, but the dates. Here's all you need to know.

French schools to ramp up security with 'mock attacks'
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French schools will soon be forced to stage simulated attacks in a bid to prepare children for potential terror attacks, among other measures.

Three French universities make global top 100
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France had three universities in the global top 100, and 22 in the top 500.

French pupils protest English exam for being too hard
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Manhattan is in New York? Who knew? Not these French pupils.

France to put €1 billion into improving teachers' pay
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France's teachers are soon to take home a bit of extra cash each month.

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