The goal of the proposal is to use new capabilities offered to the French research and higher education institutions by two recent and successive laws. The PRES are Higher Education and Research Cluster. The PRES, as structural organisations, are one of these new possibilities; and among the other new possibilities, the purpose is also to use new block of competencies in terms of human resources and financial management which enhance the capacity of universities, as well as university clusters, to plan out research strategies, as well as policies, in a reinforced autonomy. The proposal, launched by the PRES called UniverSud Paris, is to create a programme, very open in terms of topics, covering a large academic area which widely removes the border from its own academic or specific area. This proposal is based on a new development of a well known process used in French universities, i.e. the guest professor’s scheme. In the new context, the practice of guest professors can be highly improved to strengthen local or regional academic research policies. The programme is fundamentally based on individual fellowships applications. Thus, the calls for proposals will concern individual applications. The Rbuce-UP programme is devoted to all the individual founder members of the PRES. Another PRES is following a similar approach.
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