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Why Europe should not be scared of private investors in higher education?

October 18, 2011


A recent information surfaced that private equity firms are looking to acquire universities (in UK) ( This was followed last week by an article in the T.H.E. ( I think that this information should not seen as a threat as the past experiences have shown that such investment is most of the time far from […]

Why are general rankings useless to students?

August 17, 2011


Back in 2009, Nian Cai Lu, the creator of the ARWU “Shanghai” ranking aptly warned that this ranking did “not constitute a standard for world-class universities” (for this interview in French: This is the opportunity to remind us a simple fact: general rankings (Times Higher Education ranking and ARWU being the best examples) are […]

MBA programs: a French view vs. another French view

July 7, 2011


In a recent article in the Financial Times (, a very cliché view of the French “Grandes Ecoles” ( and particularly Business Schools) is presented. As it was not written by a English academic à la David Lodge but by a vice-Dean of a well-known French business school, it is even more interesting. The author […]