The highlights of 2016 at the University
Michel Deneken elected new president of the University of Strasbourg
Michel Deneken has been elected president of the University of Strasbourg by the administrative board on 13 December 2016. He received 26 votes against 9 for his opponent Hélène Michel, leader of the Alternative list 2017 (and 1 abstention).
Emotional sequence(s) at Alain Beretz’s farewell ceremony
More than 300 professors, students, employees, institutional and economical partners came to the Collège doctoral européen on 14 October to live last festive moments with Alain Beretz and to wish the captain, president of the University of Strasbourg from 2009 to 2016, “good wind”.
New Nobel Prize for Chemistry laureate at the University of Strasbourg: Jean-Pierre Sauvage
The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded this 5 October 2016 to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, emeritus professor of the University of Strasbourg and emeritus research director of the CNRS. Jean-Pierre Sauvage and his colleagues James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa are rewarded for their research notably the development of dynamic molecular systems: molecular machines or motors with controllable movements.
Inauguration of the Franco-Azerbaijan University
Initiated by the French government and piloted by the University of Strasbourg, the Franco-Azerbaijan University has opened its doors on 15 September 2016. Feedback on the cooperation with Eckhart Hötzel, director of the Institut de traducteurs, d'interprètes et de relations internationales (Itiri) an project leader for Unistra.
The European Campus: an opening ceremony praising innovation, excellence and openness
The European Campus - Eucor’s flagship project - was inaugurated on Wednesday, 11 May. Officials of its five member institutions alongside the European Commissioner for Research Carlos Moedas and the Secretary of State for higher education and research Thierry Mandon attended the event.
Excellence initiative: The University of Strasbourg on track to achieve its ambitions
On Friday 29 April, the University of Strasbourg’s IdEx project was endorsed and praised by an international assessment board. It marks a milestone in the recognition of the University’s excellence at international level and guarantees additional means and funding for its further development.