France is introducing a two year post-study work residence permit for Indian graduates, during Indian Prime Minister Modi's visit. The bilateral agreement will also enable 250 French graduates to remain in India for two years working for French companies.
French business school, SKEMA, has announced it is opening its first campus in Latin America near Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais, Brazil. In partnership with Fundação Dom Cabral, SKEMA will host its first 100 students in September.
French students studying at Quebec universities will no longer pay in-province university tuition fees starting next year under a renegotiated bilateral agreement between the French and Quebec governments.
Booming Chinese investment in Africa could prove to be beneficial for France. With historical and lingual ties to several countries on the continent, France has seen an increase in Chinese students keen to learn French and establish ties with French industry. As a result, the French government has initiated a series of programmes to attract Chinese students to France.
The governments in China and France have invested in fortifying economic ties between their countries by supporting the establishment of the country's first Confucius Institute for Business. “Major players in the Chinese corporate world are now more than ever willing to cooperate with Europe," said the centre director.