Members representing partners institution

Gérard Blanchard

Conference of University Presidents (CPU)

Vice-President of the CPU (Conference of University Presidents) since December 2012, Gérard Blanchard was re-elected President of the University of La Rochelle in April 2012. He has headed the institution since April 2008. Furthermore, he was President of the Limousin Poitou-Charentes PRES (research and higher education consortium) between September 2009 and September 2011.


 Hubert Briand

Conference of University Presidents (CPU)

In charge of partnerships within the CPU CV

 Françoise Morsel

Caisse des dépôts et consignations

Project manager for the “knowledge-based economy and student entrepreneurship” project in the Caisse des dépôts et consignations


 Andrée Sursock

European University Association (EUA)

A specialist in higher education and research policies, Andrée Sursock is a senior advisor for EUA (European University Association). She has participated in audit missions at university sites in the midst of restructuring in France and in Europe. She has been a member of the steering committee of the Foundation of Higher Education and Research and of the National Higher Education Strategy Committee


Director of the program

Anne Goudot Educated through experimental physics research on large instruments (thesis and post-doctoral), Anne Goudot has conducted operational management missions on institutional projects in university settings since 10 years. In particular, she has led European projects, including coordinating the Strasbourg merger and managing the operational aspects of the Bordeaux merger. Today she manages the operational aspects of the Protée project.     CV

 President of scientific comitee

Catherine Paradeise A Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Catherine Paradeise is a sociologist specialised in labour markets and higher education and research organisations and policies. She has led several European and international research projects on higher education and research. CV

 Experts intuitu personæ

Pascal Aimé

Inspector general and coordinator of higher education and research at IGAENR.

Alain d’Iribarne

An economist, Alain d’Iribarne is a former Administrator of the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (Home of the Human Sciences Foundation) and a former Director of the CNRS’ Human Sciences and Society Department. He studies from a multidisciplinary perspective the relationships that can exist between the processes of distributing and appropriating technological innovations and changes in work, employment and lifestyles. 

Claude Dupuy

An Economics Professor and former Vice-President of University of Bordeaux IV, he has been a member of the project coordination committee and responsible for leading the Governance group in charge of designing the target institutional structure for the University of Bordeaux. His latest research focuses on institutional investors, with special attention turned to studying their portfolio choices.