The Presidency and the Deans of the Faculties
Jean Chambaz’s, President at Sorbonne University
Jean Chambaz became President of Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) in March 2012. In March 2016, he was reelected for a second term that concluded on December 31, 2017. Previously, he was Vice President of Research and then Vice President of Ways and Means.
A Professor of Cellular Biology at Pierre and Marie Curie Faculty of Medicine, Jean Chambaz was head of Endocrine Biochemistry at La Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital. In 1999, he created a joint INSERM-UPMC research unit in the field of Metabolism and Intestinal Differentiation, which in 2007 merged with the Cordeliers Research Center, of which he became deputy director.
In 2005, he created the Institute of Doctoral Education at UPMC. From 2008 to 2011, he presided over the Council for Doctoral Education of the European University Association (EUA). He was elected to the EUA board in 2015. Since November 2014, he has been President of the Coordination of French Research-Intensive Universities (CURIF).
Office of the Presidency
Contact: Jean-Marc Bidart
+33 (01) 44 27 33 50
Secretarial Office of the Presidency:
Jean-Marc Bidart - +33 (0) 1 44 27 33 50
Cabinet of the Presidency:
- Julien Blanc, Cabinet Director
- Constance Blanchard, Chief of Staff
- Xavier Delorme, project manager
- Nathalie Wierre, project manager
Advisers to the President:
- Arnaud Magnin, in charge of alumni
- Véronique Atger, in charge of a science, culture and society
At the end of the Board meeting of January 12, 2018, Jean Chambaz presented the team that will accompany him in his missions throughout his mandate:
Vice President for the Sorbonne University Association and Territorial Partnerships: Fabrice Chemla
Fabrice Chemla is a professor of organic chemistry at the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Sorbonne University. Graduate of the Paris Ecole Supérieur of Physics and Industrial Chemistry (ESPCI), he was appointed associate professor and then professor of organic chemistry at Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) after having earned a doctorate at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and a postdoctoral internship in Germany. A member of the UPMC commission of Education and University Life from 2008 to 2016, he was Vice President for Education from 2012 to 2016 and Vice-President of Ways and Means from 2016 to 2018.
Vice President for Development and Economic Partnerships: Laurent Buisson
Laurent Buisson is an engineer and holds a doctorate and an accreditation to direct research from the University of Grenoble. After his research in computer science applied to the environment, he has fulfilled different functions in the management of research and innovation: in Alsace as Regional Delegate for research and technology and in the United States as scientific attaché for the French Ministry of Research as Head of the Department of Innovation and Regional Action. He joined Pierre and Marie Curie University in 2008 to create the Research and Technology Transfer Directorate. He served as UPMC Vice President for Ways and Means from 2012 to 2016 and Vice President of Development and Economic Partnerships from 2016 to 2017.
Vice President for International Development: Serge Fdida
Serge Fdida is professor of computer science at the Faculty of Sciences and Engineering of Sorbonne University. His field of research covers technologies and architectures of the Internet. He continues to coordinate several European and international research programs on these themes. Serge Fdida also has extensive experience in technology transfer. He was the director of a joint laboratory with Thales, co-founder of Qosmos and Vice President of the national telecommunications research network. He has held several positions as research director or evaluator within the CNRS, INRIA and international bodies. He was successively Vice President in charge of Europe the VP for international partnerships from 2012 to 2017.
Vice President for Europe: Véronique Perdereau
Véronique Perdereau is a professor of robotics at the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Sorbonne University. She has been responsible for several master specialties from 2004 to 2017 and on the academic commission of the Sorbonne University Institute of Health Engineering from 2014 to 2017. She has been heavily invested in the EIT KIC Health since 2015, where she is director of education for France and head of masters and doctorates for Europe. She conducts research in robotics at the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR, a shared Sorbonne University/CNRS institute). She coordinated the European project HANDLE from 2009 to 2013 for which she received the Stars of Europe Award in 2014.
Vice President for Education and Lifelong Learning: Marie-Céline Daniel
Vice President for Education and University Life Commission (CFVU)
Marie-Céline Daniel is an associate professor in British civilization at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Sorbonne University. Since 2007, she has taught within the English Studies department. Her research is on the circulation of political ideas and printed books between France and England in the sixteenth century. She served as the deputy director of her department for three years and was appointed to manage the preparation of the five-year strategic plan by the presidency of Paris-Sorbonne. She has since been elected Sorbonne University Vice President of the Education and University Life Commission of the Academic Board and is Vice President of Lifelong Learning.
Vice President for Digital Projects: Benjamin Thierry
Benjamin Thierry is an associate professor in contemporary history at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Sorbonne University. He is responsible for the development of Moocs since 2015. His research focuses on the history of computerization and the development of digital cultures from the 1950s to today (businesses, education and research) in French, European and North American companies.
Vice President for Heritage, Infrastructure, Accessibility and Sustainable Development: Olivier Langeron
Olivier Langeron is a professor of medicine at the Sorbonne University Faculty of Medicine. Specialized in anesthesia-resuscitation, he is head of the functional unit of multipurpose surgical resuscitation within the hospital of Pitié-Salpêtrière. After having been a Clinical Assistant in the Paris public hospital system (the AP-HP), he was appointed University Professor - Hospital Practitioner (PU-PH) at the Pierre and Marie Curie Faculty of Medicine in 2006. He has been member of the National Board of Road Safety (CNSR) since 2017.
Vice President for Research, Innovation and Open Science: Nathalie Drach-Temam
Vice President of the Research Commission
Nathalie Drach-Temam is a professor of computer science at the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Sorbonne University. After having worked at the University of Rennes 1, the University of Paris-Sud and INRIA, she joined Pierre and Marie Curie University in 2004. She created and led the ALSOC team of the computer laboratory of Paris 6 (LIP6, a shared Sorbonne University/CNRS lab) from 2006 to 2011. Vice President for Career Guidance and Student Life from 2012 to 2016, she became Vice President for Education and Career Guidance from 2016 to the end of 2017.
Vice President Resources and Monitoring of Contract Objectives and Means (COM): Stéphane Chauvier
Stéphane Chauvier is a professor of moral and political philosophy at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Sorbonne University. He has been a member of the board of directors and Vice President of Human and Material Resources at Paris-Sorbonne University from 2012 to 2017.
Vice President for Science, Culture and Society: Annick Clément
Annick Clément is a professor of pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine at Sorbonne University and head of the pediatric pneumology department at Trousseau Hospital. She created a mixed research structure (Sorbonne University/Inserm) on rare pulmonary diseases in 2002 and is national coordinator of the health sector and a reference center for rare respiratory diseases, with research and education missions since 2014. She worked with the Research Vice Presidency of Pierre and Marie Curie University from 2012 to 2017.
Vice President for Student and Campus Life: Claire Stolz
Vice President of the Board of Directors
Claire Stolz is an associate professor in modern and contemporary French at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Sorbonne University. As a specialist in the stylistics and rhetoric of contemporary novels, she has co-animated the Textyle research group since 2008. Assistant director of the French Language department of Paris-Sorbonne University since 2012, and project manager of an IDEX project for French as a foreign language (FLE), she co-directs the inter-university language-learning service-FLE. Member of the Paris-Sorbonne University Scientific Board from 2008 to 2012, the Board of Directors from 2012 to 2016 and the Education and University Life Commission from 2016 to 2017, she was also the academic delegate for disabilities, health and social issues in the Student Life Offices from 2012 to 2017.
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