Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Private Financing of Public Universities in France

An innovation:

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.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Private/public finances, news of the day: Total paid zero cent in taxes even though it made 10 bil in profits
http://www.mediapart.fr/journal/france/190411/how-total-escaped-tax-10-bln-euros-profit

Dianne Stevens said...

Good news! I hope these funds will go entirely to education and not elsewhere. Just saying. :)

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