The Right Statues of the Librairie in the Université

Michel Idrac


This is a story of a series of crises. The programme for building the campus, dating from 1967, was for a university with 8,000 students. When it opened there were 12,000 students… At the end of the 1980’s there were more than 20,000. The university was expanding so fast that it was becoming very hard to find sufficient space for lectures and classes. In 1989, emergency funding was made available to build a teaching block, with further funding in 1990 & 1991. In 1990, after these initial additions, an outline plan was drawn up featuring a „ large library” . This was a means of recognising the extent of the needs, and this simple unofficial document had its role to play in the unfolding of events.

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