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Macron government has grown university funding, ministry says

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Budget increase trumpeted as sign of “renewed confidence” in higher education, ahead of presidential election

France has consistently increased public spending on higher education since the present administration came to power in 2017, the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation has said.

In a communiqué sent out this month, the ministry praised a raise in funding for public universities to the tune of €1 billion under president Emmanuel Macron’s administration. The statement comes as Macron’s government prepares its fifth budget and the final one before the next presidential election, due in April 2022.

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