The steady increase in joint programmes and qualifications offered by UK and French universities is a cause for celebration. But language constraints, financial pressures and political uncertainty present real obstacles to continued expansion. How are these to be overcome? And how can higher education institutions on either side of the Channel help each other to realise the enormous potential of Franco-British partnerships? Franco-British Academic Partnerships: The Next Chapter is a valuable opportunity not only to take stock of intensifying bilateral cooperation in the higher education sector, but also to share experience and best practice, and, hopefully, to identify some new initiatives and areas for collaboration. Boasting contributions from leading politicians and higher education managers, alongside essays from distinguished international scholars, the book will be required reading for academics and university leaders.
Contributor list: S.E.M. / H.E. Maurice GOURDAULT-MONTAGNE, French Ambassador to the United Kingdom. David WILLETTS MP, UK Minister of State for Universities and Science Prof. Rick TRAINOR, Principal Kings College London, former President Universities UK Mme Florentine PETIT, Chef du département des affaires européennes bilatérale, Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche Prof. Jean-Pierre GESSON, Vice-Président de la Conférence des Présidents d’Universités (CPU, Chargé des relations internationales) Mme Brigitte PORÉE, Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. Mme Hélène DUCHENE, Directeur des politiques de mobilité et d’attractivité, Direction de la Mondialisation, du développement et des partenariats, Ministère des Affaires étrangères. Prof. Monique CANTO-SPERBER, Directrice de l’École Normale Supérieure, Paris, Sir Howard DAVIES, Director of London School of Economics Dr John Smith, Deputy Secretary General, European University Association Prof. Andrew Hussey, Dean of the University of London Institute in Paris) Prof. Yves Lecointe, Président, Université de Nantes.
The book has a relevance for educational and curriculum policy, planning and working in tran-disciplinary environments for citizens, businesses and educational institutions.
Horizons, Vol. 17, No. 2