In 2010, French President Nicolas Sarkozy launched “Investmentsfor the Future”, an excellence program worth €35 billion. Goal wasto foster the economy by massively boosting the stand of the Frenchresearch sector and the institutions involved.
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In addition to Bordeaux, Strasbourg, and Paris Sciences etLettres which were selected last year, Aix-Marseille, Paris-Saclay,Sorbonne Université, Sorbonne Paris Cité, and Toulouse will receiveextra funding. The focus on conglomerates instead of individualinstitutes was chosen consciously as Sarkozy wants to
Observers labeled Sarkozy’s ambitious Investments for the Futureprogram also as “The Big Loan” since all of the funds were raisedon the financial markets through leverage financing. Notablemembers of the Idex jury were Jean-Marc Rapp, president of theEuropean University Association (
Upcoming April French President Nicolas Sarkozy is going to facehis opponent François Hollande from the Socialist party duringthe Presidential Elections. Sarkozy is known to revert to policiesthat appear opportunistic at times. Whether his excellence bet hasgot him a greater share of the electoral vote remains to beseen.
Kamer heeft ongeduld met basisbeurs en leenstelselcompensatie
Europese Commissie investeert een miljard in Europese Universiteiten
Kwaliteit en kwantiteit moeten naast elkaar bestaan voor Erkennen en Waarderen
Afstandsonderwijs kán wel succesvol zijn
Doelmatigheid miljardensteun voor onderwijs niet te controleren