The Education of Emmanuel Macron: the Young and Charming President
Mikhail Yakovlev
CampusTales Editor
University College London (UCL)
June 4th, 2017


Initially known for his teacher-turned wife, Macron has been quick to assert his authority. The French president's 'Make Our Planet Great Again' speech even went viral.



Soon, netizens started to notice that not only does Macron speak sense, he can also give Canada's charming Justin Trudeau a run for his money where looks are concerned. In fact, the two leaders share much in common from being native French speakers to their respect for diversity and LGBT+ rights.



We're not going to lie, after watching this video, we finally feel like there's a new bromance that can match Obama and Biden. Of course, another thing Trudeau and Macron have in common is an excellent education. You can already read about Trudeau's studies here, so let's get right into Macron's educational pedigree.





Although Macron was born to a pair of non-religious doctors, he spent most of his high school years at the Jesuit Lycée la Providence in Amiens. Where he probably would have stayed, if his parents did not grow worried of his relationship with one of the teachers Brigitte Auziere. As a result, they enrolled him at the prestigious Lycée Henri-IV in Paris. As Brigitte is now the First-Lady of France, his parents couldn't stop their love. Still, by making Macron change schools they ensure he got outstanding High School (Secondary School) qualifications.



What's more, under CPGE - a scheme introduced by Napoleon - the young president was able to obtain his Bachelor qualifications while still at High School. CPGE is an extremely intensive two-year course, so we're sure it wasn't easy. On the plus-side, Macron was able to enrol on a Masters programme in Philosophy at Paris Nanterre university fresh out of High School. We don't even need to mention that he completed his Masters cloyingly with a thesis on Machiavelli and Hegel.



After taking a break from his educational career to work as an Editorial assistant to a famous philosopher, Macron did another Masters, now in Public Affairs, at Science Po - probably the most competitive Social Science institution in France.



Still not satisfied with his knowledge, the future president trained for Civil Service at the prestigious Ecole nationale d'administration (ENA) in Strasbourg. After graduating, he worked both in finance and politics before being elected to the country's highest office.
After so much studying, we are sure Macron deserved the presidency and will be competent enough in running the country (which is more than we could say of some other world leaders today).
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The Education of Emmanuel Macron: the Young and Charming President
Mikhail Yakovlev
CampusTales Editor
University College London (UCL)
May 16th, 2017
Initially known for his teacher-turned wife, Macron has been quick to assert his authority. The French president's 'Make Our Planet Great Again' speech even went viral.



Soon, netizens started to notice that not only does Macron speak sense, he can also give Canada's charming Justin Trudeau a run for his money where looks are concerned. In fact, the two leaders share much in common from being native French speakers to their respect for diversity and LGBT+ rights.



We're not going to lie, after watching this video, we finally feel like there's a new bromance that can match Obama and Biden. Of course, another thing Trudeau and Macron have in common is an excellent education. You can already read about Trudeau's studies here, so let's get right into Macron's educational pedigree.


Although Macron was born to a pair of non-religious doctors, he spent most of his high school years at the Jesuit Lycée la Providence in Amiens. Where he probably would have stayed, if his parents did not grow worried of his relationship with one of the teachers Brigitte Auziere. As a result, they enrolled him at the prestigious Lycée Henri-IV in Paris. As Brigitte is now the First-Lady of France, his parents couldn't stop their love. Still, by making Macron change schools they ensure he got outstanding High School (Secondary School) qualifications.



What's more, under CPGE - a scheme introduced by Napoleon - the young president was able to obtain his Bachelor qualifications while still at High School. CPGE is an extremely intensive two-year course, so we're sure it wasn't easy. On the plus-side, Macron was able to enrol on a Masters programme in Philosophy at Paris Nanterre university fresh out of High School. We don't even need to mention that he completed his Masters cloyingly with a thesis on Machiavelli and Hegel.



After taking a break from his educational career to work as an Editorial assistant to a famous philosopher, Macron did another Masters, now in Public Affairs, at Science Po - probably the most competitive Social Science institution in France.


Still not satisfied with his knowledge, the future president trained for Civil Service at the prestigious Ecole nationale d'administration (ENA) in Strasbourg. After graduating, he worked both in finance and politics before being elected to the country's highest office.
After so much studying, we are sure Macron deserved the presidency and will be competent enough in running the country (which is more than we could say of some other world leaders today).
Are you curious to learn more about university life?
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