(Investment for the Future) PSE awarded in the “University research schools” (EUR) category
On Tuesday 24 October, the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and the General Commission for Investment, presented the 29 winners of the latest component of the Investment for the Future programme (known as PIA3), in the “University research schools” (EUR) category. The international jury, headed by Sir Malcom Grant, evaluated 191 projects, selecting 29 of them “on the sole criterion of excellence, without regard for the discipline”.
The project “Paris Graduate School of Economics” proposed by PSE was one of those chosen, winning an allocation of 15.8 million euros over the next ten years. In addition to this, for 13 of the 29 winning projects, the government announced the extension of the grants awarded to their Laboratoires d’excellence (LABEX). The PSE is among those winners, too, for its LABEX “OSE – Open up Economics”, granted in March 2011.
Managed by the National Research Agency, the EUR scheme aims to promote the Graduate School model in France, in the government’s words, to “reinforce international impact and attractiveness […] in one or more scientific fields by bringing together Masters and PhD training programmes, backed up by one or more high-ranking research laboratories”.
PSE’s EUR project, “Paris Graduate School of Economics” will build on the experience gained through the Labex, intending to expand greatly its activities and potential through developing a graduate pathway – Masters and doctorates –– in world-class economics, amplifying and diversifying scientific ambitions – methods, objects, data – and deepening exchanges with other disciplines, all in full co-operation with PSE and OSE’s founding institutions, laboratories and partners.