Alain Beretz appointed as Director-General for Research and Innovation in France
Just a few months short of his scheduled end of term as President of the University of Strasbourg and Chairman of LERU (League of European Research Universities) , Prof. Alain Beretz has been appointed as the Director-General for Research and Innovation at the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research in Paris.
Alain Beretz has been continuously active in LERU for about a decade, first as Vice-President and President of the Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg and subsequently as President of the merged University of Strasbourg. He became LERU Chair in 2013.
Recently, Alain Beretz and Kurt Deketelaere, LERU Secretary-General, presented a petition with almost 10,000 signatories on open access to the EU Competitiveness Council and Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas, to name one of his many efforts.
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