Position on research funding for universities – September 2015

An economic study ordered by the LERU (League of European Research Universities) in 2015 shows that intensive research universities make a significant contribution to the European economy…
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Position on doctoral training – May 2015

CURIF fully shares the vision of doctoral training outlined in the EUA and LERU recommendations, which its members actively contributed to. We agree with the minister’s reaffirmation of the uniqueness of the doctorate as a research training program…
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Position on the conditions for success at the undergraduate and master’s levels – May 2015

Given the current failure rate, not supporting high school student progression to the undergraduate level contradicts both the national goal for half of each age group to progress to bachelor level and the choice of different coursework concentrations at the high school level…
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CURIF’s position on the recruitment of research professors – January 2015

CURIF is surprised at the controversy provoked by the proposition to create a new CNU section in economy, as the recruitment process should raise the question of competence instead of affiliation with one school of thought or another…
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The Juncker investment plan should not be funded by 2.7 billion euros from the H2020 budget - January 2015

Further to the position statements from the LERU and the CPU (communicated on November 27, 2014) that call on the French government to ask that Europe respects its H2020 financial commitments, CURIF is surprised to find that the Juncker investment plan will be funded in part at the cost of the research budget…
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Four measures that will allow French research universities to continue to be internationally competitive – February 2014

All research grants, whether they are collaborative, European or ANR, incur the following costs for the host university (…) If universities are to continue to engage in research, part of each grant contract must absolutely go to supporting these costs…
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