Strategic Advisory Board

The Strategic Advisory Board of Université Paris Cité is a forum for exchange and definition of the strategic choices of the institution. It brings together varied international expertise of the highest level. Its 12 members are responsible for evaluating and identifying the institution’s research and teaching activities as well as its international development and partnership strategy.



In accordance with the statutes of Université Paris Cité, the ambition of the Strategic Advisory Board is to accompany the governing bodies by providing advice in order to achieve its objectives namely :

  • to establish itself as a leading international research-intensive university, covering the fields of exact sciences, life sciences and human and social sciences
  • to participate in solving major societal challenges through high-quality research and teaching
  • to contribute to innovation, offer students a new and diversified range of courses
  • to promote the dialogue between science and society

The Strategic Advisory Board will also evaluate the insitution’s international strategy. 

Its two main missions are therefore to evaluate and advise Université Paris Cité with the objective to follow its development trajectory.


The composition of the Strategic Advisory Board is entirely external, international and diverse. The members have been chosen based on either their direct experience of managing universities, firms and large academic projects, or their involvement as important stakeholders, or their expertise of key strategic issues.


Guy BRETON, Rector, Université de Montréal

Berit EIKA, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Aarhus

Devora GRYNSPAN, Vice-President International Relations, Northwestern University

Catherine LANGLAIS, former Deputy Vice President-Research & Development, Saint-Gobain recherche, President of French Physics Society

Martin LOHSE, Scientific director, Center Max Delbrück, Berlin

Funmi OLONISAKIN, Vice-President International Relations, King’s College

Jan PALMOWSKI, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Warwick University; Secretary General to the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities

Alexandra PALT, Executive Vice-President L’Oréal

Saul PERLMUTTER, astrophysicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory & Professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, Physics Nobel Prize, 2011

Ed STOLPER, Professor of geology, CalTech

Isabelle THIZON-DE-GAULLE, Head of Scientific Relations and Initiatives, R&D, Sanofi

Mario VARGAS LLOSA, novelist, Literature Nobel Prize, 2010

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