Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Students no more on strike
After 16 weeks of strikes in several universities (there are 83 universities in France), and in light of the forthcoming exams, students - especially the ones from La Sorbonne in Paris - have announced tonight that they are going to put an end to their strike. They were opposing a 2007 law that established a certain competition between universities and allowed the deans to choose their teachers. Until now a diploma from any university was considered as good - or as bad! - no matter where you got it from. Also, the fees are the same no matter where you attend; it costs 373.57 Euros per year, including social security!