Human capital


The French are hard workers

 

10th highest hourly productivity

per employee, among OECD countries, in 2020

OECD, 2021

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An efficient production system

 

In 2018, France retained its position as

the 4th most dynamic economy

among OECD countries for the increase in its production system efficiency

OECD, 2020

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Education

In 2020,

five French establishments

made it into the top 100 Business Schools, with two of those five appearing in the top 10 (INSEAD and HEC Paris).

 

 

Financial Times, 2020

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Expenditure on education in France equated to
5.2% of GDP in 2018

with 1.5% of GDP invested
in tertiary education

OECD, Education at a Glance, 2021

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Business schools

3 French schools among the European top 10

 

HEC (1st), ESSEC Business School (3rd), ESCP Business School (6th)

 

 

Financial Times, 2020

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The population of 25- to 34-year-olds is particularly highly qualified in France

49.4% of people in this age category held a tertiary education qualification in 2019

OECD, Education at a Glance, 2021

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R&D personnel in France

10.6 researchers for every
1,000 employees

in 2019

Germany 10.3
United Kingdom 9.3
United States 9.5

OECD, 2021

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1.7 million +

 

engineers and scientists with degrees from French institutions,
755,000 of whom are currently in employment

French Engineering School Federation (CDEFI), 2019

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CNRS

In 2022, the National Center for Scientific Research was ranked the world’s #1 research organization in Clarivate Analytics’ Top 100 Global Innovators report

Clarivate Analytics, 2022

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France is the 10th country in the world

 

in terms of the publication of scientific and engineering articles, and third in Europe

World Bank, 2020

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France was ranked

#2 in Europe

for the number of patent applications filed in 2020

WIPO, 2021

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