"Universities and Europe: Towards a New Ambition" lecture at Harvard
Date and Time
Wed, December 5, 2018
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Goldman Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way Cambridge, MA 02138
Universities have played an important role in Europe in many respects - and they have a major symbolic function. It is not thus by chance that President Emmanuel Macron devoted a part of his speech on the future of Europe, at La Sorbonne, to the project of building European Universities. Dr. Monthubert will elaborate on this project, its evolution, and the way in which the European Union has been putting knowledge at the heart of its ambitions. He will explain how the results of this project have not always been at the level of its ambitions. Are these facts symptomatic of the problems faced by the EU?
Bertrand Monthubert is Professor of Mathematics, and currently Chair of the Board of Directors of Campus France, the Agency in charge of promoting French Higher Education abroad and welcoming foreign students and researchers to France. He is the former President of the University Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier. He also held several positions in the administration of the French Government, as Special Advisor of the Minister of Higher Education and Research. He was also in charge of the white paper for Higher Education and Research.