Hectic start for French university foundations

France“Half of France’s universities have, or are in the process of, creating foundations to raise private funding, according to research minister Valérie Pécresse. By January 2010, 60 universities that will be autonomous, and given the freedom to set up foundations on the basis of a simple board decision, most are attempting to emulate the recipe that has long built fortunes for American institutions such as Harvard or Yale …” (more)

[Fabrice Delaye, Science Business, 27 August]

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