On 9 May, two experts in the French higher education system, Mr Xiong Weilun and Ms Sarah Ung, came to UIC to talk about postgraduate studies in France.

Experts in the French higher education system, Ms Sarah Ung and Mr Xiong Weilun

The talk was conducted in two parts, with Mr Xiong first speaking in Chinese about higher education in France, and then Ms Ung spoke in English. The speech focused mainly on why business schools in France are ideal for post-graduates from UIC. One of the main reasons is that, like UIC, the teaching is conducted in English at these universities in France. Another advantage is the possibility of a career with one of the many French multinational companies that operate worldwide.

Mr Xiong spoke about higher education in France

Ms Ung talking about the programmes

Ms Ung presented and talked about the Master and MBA programmes that are available in France, which are taught in English. These programmes offered are in the fields of business, management, arts, luxury, and culture. She explained that France's success in attracting students from around the world reflects not only the excellence of higher education in France, but also the quality of daily life, the variety and richness of French culture, and the easy access to the rest of Europe. Additionally, France is the top non-English speaking country for recruiting foreign students, and provides a wide offer of courses taught in English. It is thus no longer needed to be fluent in French to study in France. Students can take French classes too, which is an additional asset for an international career, since it paves the way to 75 French-speaking countries.

At the end of the talk, students in the audience asked questions, eager to know more about the potential opportunities to study in France. Many of the students seemed pleased knowing that they can study at a business school in France without needing to be fluent in French.

UIC students were eager to know more

The Student Career Development Section of the Four-Point Education Coordination Office (FPECO) with assistance from the French Club as well as French lecturers from CFLC of DHSS helped organize this talk.

Reporter: Samuel Burgess (MPRO)
Editors: Deen He, Samantha Burns (MPRO)