French government disregards students' plea for a full education
In a statement in the Journal Officiel of 18 January 2015 the French government has reduced the DPLG (Diplôme d’État de Paysagiste) courses to three years from the current four year Diploma.
Led by the landscape students of Bordeaux, Blois and Lille, French landscape students have been striking for the right to have landscape education on the basis of a Bachelors degree plus a Masters degree following usual practice throughout Europe.
This decision devalues French landscape architecture education compared with other countries, according to the students.
NB for the text of the Journal Official arreté of 8 January 2015 see
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