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The French planning office “Le Plan” (a think-tank linked to the French government) has published a report on international student and researchers’ mobility and the attractiveness of France and its education. The so-called SARASWATI report starts from the assumption that France will need to recruit more scientific and research staff (between 8,000 and 14,700 researchers per year over the period 2001-2013) and that France will unable to do so relying only on domestic workforce.
The report sets four (ranked) priorities:
The report also recommends that a strategy aimed at enhancing the attractiveness of French education should place emphasis on the master and doctoral level, as well as on clearly identified subject areas in the fields of Science and Technology.
A slightly cryptic English language summary of the report is available online.English summary