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Higher education and Research key figures

 

 
Number of researchers in business enterprises
156,584
 people (FTE)
2012
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "35. human resources in research and development".

Coverage: full-time equivalent
Source: MENESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES
Number of Master's degrees awarded
122,044
 diplomas awarded
2012
Metropolitan France
 
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Extract from the chapter "11. students in higher education".

Coverage: diplomas awarded by universities
Source: MENESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES
Share of students who have had (very) serious financial difficulties
25%
 
2013
Whole of France
 
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Share of female students in classes preparing for admission to Grandes Écoles (CPGE)
42%
 
2013
Metropolitan France + overseas departments
 
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Extract from the chapter "25. gender equality in higher education".

Source: MENESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES, MENESR-DEPP
Share of French participation in FP7
9.4%
 
2014
 
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Extract from the chapter "45. France's position in the 7th RTD Framework Programme (FP7)".

Source: MENESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES, special tabulations of E-Corda - FP7 projects and participants database (October 2014, European Commission)
Share of students entering 5 years previously via the Technological university institute (IUT) study track now with a higher education diploma
89%
 
2012-13
Metropolitan France
 
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Variation in intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in Manufacturers of instruments and appliances for measuring, testing and navigation, watches and clocks
10.9%
 
2012 against 2011
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "27. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: branch benefitting from research
Source: MENESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES
France's world share of European patent applications in Mechanical components
7.6%
 
2012
 
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Extract from the chapter "48. France's technological production as measured by patent applications to the European Patent Office".

Coverage: by area of specialisation
Source: EPO (Patstat) & OECD (Regpat)
Number of apprentices preparing a Bachelor's degree
14,522
 apprentices
2012-13
Metropolitan France + overseas departments
 
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Extract from the chapter "12. apprenticeships in higher education".

Source: MENESR-DEPP
Number of qualifications approved
11,193
 qualifications délivrées
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "06. qualification and recruitment of teacher-researchers".

Source: MENESR-DGRH
Variation in intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in Manufacturers of machines and equipment not included elsewhere
5.7%
 
2012 against 2011
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "27. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: branch benefitting from research
Source: MENESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES
Share of R&D tax credit for business enterprises with 10 to 249 employees
25.8%
 
2012
Whole of France
 
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