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Students of six leading British and French universities launch the first Franco-British Student Summit

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A unique forum for students and leaders from both countries to address together the future of Franco-British relations

Founded during the Centenary of the Entente Cordiale, the Franco-British Student Alliance (FBSA) unites the students and young alumni of six major universities from both sides of the Channel: the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Sciences-Po Paris (the French counterpart of LSE), HEC (the top business school in Europe according to the Financial Times) and the Ecole Polytechnique (France's top engineering school). The ambition of the FBSA is to promote Franco-British cooperation and the global competitiveness of British and French universities.

The Bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar heralds the first Annual FSBA Summit in Paris on Friday 21 to Sunday 23 October. Attracting some 300 students, numerous business leaders, NGO campaigners, academics, journalists and politicians, it will be a forum for the dynamic exchange of ideas between generations and across disciplines on the major challenges of the 21st century in which a Franco-British collaboration can make a difference. The first Summit will tackle the issue of Corporate Responsibility in International Development.

The Summit aims to foster closer relationships among student, business, political, media and academic leaders in both countries. It is an occasion for current decision-makers to obtain opinions from the citizens and professionals of tomorrow's world; it is the moment for 300 future decision-makers to forge a common and constructive vision for Franco-British relations.

Press cuttings

Jumping on Nelson's bandwagon (18 Oct 05)
Reference to the this week's first annual summit of the Franco-British Student Alliance - formed by Oxford, Cambridge, LSE and three leading French institutions - which is said to be heralded by the bicentenary of the battle.

3 October 2005