An American observer comments on French politics.
French universities, long entirely dependent on the state for their finances, have set up 39 private foundations to receive donations, the country’s higher education minister, Valérie Pécresse, announced Wednesday.
And Ms.Pécresse also "allows" a university to own buildings, the first charter of this kind in France.http://www.lepoint.fr/societe/pecresse-permet-a-clermont-1-de-devenir-proprietaire-de-ses-murs-19-04-2011-1321077_23.php
Private/public finances, news of the day: Total paid zero cent in taxes even though it made 10 bil in profitshttp://www.mediapart.fr/journal/france/190411/how-total-escaped-tax-10-bln-euros-profit
Good news! I hope these funds will go entirely to education and not elsewhere. Just saying. :)french universities
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