Long Road to Reform in France

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Science  27 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5884, pp. 1695
DOI: 10.1126/science.1161025

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Over the past 2 years, several changes have occurred in the French system of scientific research and higher education, and more are on the way. As the country struggles to find ways of modernizing a structure that has been forged over two centuries, the intention to improve things is a good sign.