France: Projects and campuses of excellence chosen

100 projects selected for funding under the French government’s “Labex” (Laboratories of Excellence) have been announced; the program is funded by a EUR35 billion (US$50 billion) growth fund announced by President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2009 and is intended to create internationally competitive centers of higher education and research. Among the 100 Labex are 26 projects in the humanities and social sciences. See more in University World News and HERAVALUE.

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