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France news roundup: 27 September-3 October

The latest headlines in French research policy and funding, covering university presidents’ frustration with senior civil service appointments, PSL University’s rise in the world rankings and the new university admissions system.

In depth: French MPs have approved an article in a law currently going through parliament that would cut red tape for academics looking to create startup companies.

The fastest supercomputer in Germany has been inaugurated at the Jülich research centre as part of a €145-million programme to boost IT capacity for science. – See more at: https://www.researchprofessional.com/author/rr/news/europe/germany/2018/9/untitled.html#sthash.Tvo4dCtI.dpuf More than 30 publicly funded research initiatives that won money from Italy’s research ministry between 2014 and 2017 have yet to begin, according to auditors. – See more at: https://www.researchprofessional.com/0/rr/news/europe/italy/2018/9/Dozens-of-public-projects-stuck-in-starting-blocks.html#sthash.YntBa5ad.dpuf

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