October 13, 2000

Numbers enrolling for first and second degrees at French universities have continued to drop, but postgraduate enrolments showed an unprecedented rise of 2.9 per cent, according to ministry of education research. In 1999 there were 1,878,000 enrolments in universities, teacher training institutes, engineering schools, STS (sections techniciens superieurs - higher technology departments) and preparatory classes for grandes ecoles.

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