The President of Sorbonne University is elected by an absolute majority of the members of the Board of Directors for a term of four years.
Jean Chambaz's career path
Before being elected President of Sorbonne University on 11 December 2017, by the University's Board of Directors, Jean Chambaz was President of Pierre and Marie Curie University from March 2012 to December 2017. He was previously Vice President for Research and then Vice President for Resources.
Professor of Cell Biology at the Pierre et Marie Curie Faculty of Medicine, Jean Chambaz was Head of the Endocrine Biochemistry Department at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital. In 1999, he created a joint Inserm-UPMC research unit in the field of intestinal metabolism and differentiation, which in 2007 was merged into the Cordeliers research centre, of which he was then deputy director.
In 2005, he created the UPMC Doctoral Training Institute. From 2008 to 2011 he chaired the Council for Doctoral Education of the European University Association (EUA). He has been a member of the EUA board since 2015. He was president of the coordination of French intensive research universities (CURIF) from 2014 to 2018. He was elected head of the European League of Universities for Intensive Research (LERU) in 2018.
Office of the President
- Jean Bouvier d’Yvoire, Chief of Staff
- Constance Blanchard, Deputy Chief of Staff