Mais, dans quel pays se situe cette université dont le New York Times dresse le portrait ?
There are 32,000 students at the campus of the University, but no student center, no bookstore, no student-run newspaper, no freshman orientation, no corporate recruiting system.
The 480,000-volume central library is open only 10 hours a day, closed on Sundays and holidays. Only 30 of the library’s 100 computers have Internet access.
The campus cafeterias close after lunch. Professors often do not have office hours; many have no office. Some classrooms are so overcrowded that at exam time many students have to find seats elsewhere. By late afternoon every day the campus is largely empty.
Sandwiched between a prison and an unemployment office just outside the capital, the university here is neither the best nor the worst place to study in this fairly wealthy country. Rather, it reflects the crisis of a archaic state-owned university system: overcrowded, underfinanced, disorganized and resistant to the changes demanded by the outside world.
Où trouve t’on le quart-monde éducatif ?
Dans un très pauvre province indienne ? Dans les banlieues abandonnées de Sao Paulo ? Au Caire ?
Non, au pied des tours de la Défense, à Nanterres !