Higher education: Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) becomes autonomous
Toulouse School of Economics, co-founded by the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics Jean Tirole, is moving to an autonomous status called “Grand establishment”. From January 1, 2023.
“It’s official”, indicates the website of Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) which opts for an autonomous status by becoming a “Grand Establishment”. The decree of the Council of State was published on December 8. “This official act marks the culmination of a long construction initiated by Jean-Jacques Laffont 40 years ago and continued with the creation of TSE […] which becomes the School of Economics and Quantitative Social Sciences of Toulouse – TSE”, specifies the school.
A “great day” for the general manager of TSE Christian Gollier, who confided his ambition to see the school further amplify its international appeal on the high-level economics market. Moreover, TSE leaves the bosom of the Toulouse 1 Capitole University which, too, is transformed into an experimental public establishment (EPE). The new smokers’ statutes take effect on January 1, 2023.
Concretely, what does this new status change for TSE?
it simplifies means governance. On January 1, we will be the employer of the teams, and able to make clearer offers of remuneration and long-term commitment, vis-à-vis the people we seek to recruit on the international market: teachers – American, English, German researchers, etc. This is an important clarification at this level.
In the future, TSE wishes to create an international level research and teaching center in the field of quantitative human and social sciences, with economists, sociologists, political scientists, historians, biologists…?
We have our budgets, our scientific policy and the decision to create new courses: Masters, bachelor’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees… We will have more and more capacity to react.
Today, TSE welcomes how many students?
We have a promotion of 800 undergraduate students and promotions of 200 students including a hundred doctoral students. The important element of our project is to massively reinforce attractive international training in economics. In France, there are no major economics schools, there are business and engineering schools, but none that provide training in economics and social sciences as a whole.