The Prime Minister,
On the report of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of National Education and the Minister of Research,
Given the code of education, including articles L. 712-2, L. 712-3, L. 715-3;
In light of the amended Decree No. 85-59 of 18 January 1985 setting out the conditions for the exercise of the right of suffrage, the composition of electoral colleges and the methods of assimilation and equivalence of level for the representation of staff and Students to the boards of public institutions of a scientific, cultural and professional character (EPSCP) as well as the methods of appeal against the elections;
Given the decree n ° 97-1189 of 19 December 1997 for the application of the Minister of National Education, Research and Technology of Article 2 of Decree No. 97-34 of 15 January 1997 concerning the deconcentration of individual administrative decisions;
Given Decree No. 99-820 of 16 September 1999 Introducing various provisions relating to the system of higher education in the Pacific;
Having regard to the opinion of the National Council on Higher Education and Research dated 21 January 2002,
Universities and other public institutions of a scientific, cultural and professional nature may award honorary doctorates to persons of foreign nationality due to the Eminent services rendered to the arts, letters, sciences and techniques, France or the institution awarding the title.
The title of Doctor honoris causa is conferred by the President of the university or by the director of the public institution of a scientific, cultural and professional character after the advice of the Minister of Business Foreign on a proposal from the board of directors.
The Board of Directors of the institutions deliberates on the award of honorary doctorates. Such deliberation shall take place on the favourable opinion of the Board of the Institute, or of the school, or of the appropriate training and research unit, if the title is proposed for a person whose work or action falls within the scope of the Component.
Boards sit in limited training for teacher-researchers. The proceedings shall be taken by a two-thirds majority of the votes cast. The councils are validly deliberating only if the majority of the members of the limited training are present.
The degree is established and signed by the president of the university or by the director of the public institution of a scientific, cultural and professional character. It shall be given to the holder in the forms established by each institution.
The title of Doctor honoris causa cannot confer on its owner the rights attached to the possession of the national doctoral degree.
This decree is applicable in the territories of French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna Islands and New Caledonia.
Decree n ° 71-742 of 6 September 1971 on the title of doctor honoris causa by the universities and Decree No. 74-899 of 17 October 1974 Authorizing the scientific and cultural institutions to grant honorary doctorates shall be repealed.
The Minister of National Education, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Research shall each have responsibility for the execution of this Decree, which shall be published in the Journal Official of the French Republic.
Done at Paris, March 21, 2002.
By the Prime Minister:
The Minister of National Education,
The Minister of Foreign Affairs,
The Minister of Research,