Higher education and research still a priority

France“Higher education and research remain next year’s chief priority in the French budget, totalling just over €29 billion (US$42.5 billion), an increase of 5.3% over 2009. The high allocation is in keeping with President Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 election promise to increase the sector’s funding by EUR1.8 billion annually over five years until 2012, in an effort to make France succeed in the ‘worldwide battle for intelligence’ …” (more)

[Jane Marshall, University World News, 11 October]

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