- Dr. Annie Soriot, Director of International Affairs
- Yvan Coadour, Deputy Director of International Affairs
- International officers and assistants of the International Affairs Department
- The President's team: Professor Pierre van de Weghe, Vice-President in charge of International Affairs and Professor Elisabeth Boichot-Lorant, Vice President for European research and training programmes
Dr. Annie Soriot, Director of International Affairs
Dr. Annie Soriot is Director of International Affairs at Université de Rennes 1. Prior to joining the university, she was Deputy Director of Programs at the Global Development Network, a public international organisation located in New Delhi (Headquarters) and Washington. Annie worked on global research capacity building programs for the 'Least Developed Countries' and on various research projects, such as Natural wealth accounting (Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco) and Financial inclusion in Latin American countries. She was also the director of the 'Annual Global Development Conference', which brings together researchers, corporate leaders and political figures to discuss critical development issues (Structural Transformation in Africa, Agriculture for Sustainable Growth).
Previously, she was the Academic Director of the Economics and Social Sciences Department at the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, a French graduate engineering school. Annie has more than 15 years of experience in research and teaching economics. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her research field and publications explore labour economics and the history of economic thought. As a professor, she taught Advanced Microeconomics, Monetary Policy, The History of Economic Thought and Economic Policy at several universities including the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris Sud and University of Liege.
Yvan Coadour, Deputy Director of International Affairs
Yvan Coadour has been Deputy Director of the International Affairs Department at Université de Rennes 1 since 2012. He worked as technology transfer officer from 2003 to 2012 in the university's Innovation and Research Department.
Yvan obtained a Master’s degree from the Université d’Angers in Technology Transfer in 2002 and a Master’s degree in Applied Physics & Business from the Université d’Aix-Marseille III in 2001.
From 2004 to 2006, he participated in the Continuous Professional Development group of the Proton Network, dedicated to the professionalisation of technology transfer practitioners across Europe and supported by the European Commission.
International officers and assistants of the International Affairs Department
The President's team: Professor Pierre van de Weghe, Vice-President in charge of International Affairs and Professor Elisabeth Boichot-Lorant, Vice President for European research and training programmes
Professor Pierre van de Weghe studied chemistry at the Université de Paris Sud. In 1995, he completed his PhD within Professor Henri Kagan’s group of the use of samarium iodides in catalysis. After post-doctoral work in the University of Stuttgart with Professor V. Jäger as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow, he joined Professor J. Eustache’s group in 1997 as a researcher at the National Centre for Scientific Research in Mulhouse and obtained his research accreditation in 2004.
In September 2007, he was appointed professor at the Faculty of pharmacy at Université de Rennes 1 and was appointed vice-president in charge of international relations in May 2012. His main research focuses on the total synthesis of natural products, medicinal chemistry, and on the development of new methods of synthesis. He is director of the relocated Master 2 in medicinal chemistry at Vietnam National University in Hanoi where he is also developing a joint research project.
He was awarded the CNRS Bronze Medal in 2004 and the title of visiting scholar in Brazil (UFRGS, Porto-Alegre) for a 3 year Science without Borders programme from 2014.
Professor Elisabeth Boichot-Lorant is Vice President for European research and training programmes. Her misson falls within the H2020 and Erasmus+ programmes.
She received her doctorate from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) in 1994 and was appointed senior lecturer at Université de Rennes 1 in 1995.
She is currently professor of Pharmacology at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Université de Rennes 1 and a researcher in the INSERM UMR 991 unit Liver, Metabolisms and Cancer.
She has been director of the Industrial and Business Activities Department since 2005. Between 2006 and 2012, she managed the Bretagne Valorisation Department, a shared service for research exploitation engineering for 8 higher education institutions in Brittany. She led the project for the creation of an acceleration and transfer of technology company Ouest Valorisation until its launch in July 2012. In 2013, she took part in the creation of a European project engineering joint platform within the UEB (Université Européenne de Bretagne).
Illustrations: Emma Burr