• Date and time: Saturday 8 June 2019, 6.15pm to 7pm
  • Location: RCH/037, Ron Cooke Hub, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

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As part of our Festival Focus Day, What Have Universities Ever Done For Us?, Alain Beretz of the University of Strasbourg, France presents a continental view of higher education.

A former Director-General for Research and Innovation at the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Alain is currently a Special Envoy of the French Prime Minister with a mission on European universities.

Our Festival Focus Day is presented in collaboration with the UPP Foundation and HE for Research Professional. If you can, why not join us for the whole day?

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About the speaker

Alain Beretz is a member of the Pharmacology faculty of the University of Strasbourg, France. He was Vice-President in charge of technology transfer (2001-2006), and then President of the Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg (2007-2008). He was elected in 2009 as the first President of the University of Strasbourg, resulting from the innovative merger of the three previous universities, and served two terms until September 2016. During that time (2014-2016) he was also Chair of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). From September 2016 to September 2018, he served as Director-General for Research and Innovation at the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation. He is presently Special Envoy of the French Prime Minister with a mission on European universities. 

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  • Wheelchair accessible