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Georges Haddad

Georges HaddadDirector, Division of Higher Education, UNESCO

Born in 1951, Mr Haddad, a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure, holds an M.A. in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Paris VII and a D.E.A. (postgraduate diploma) in mathematics from the University of Paris VI.  He also holds the Agrégation in mathematics and a doctorate in mathematical sciences.

Mr Haddad started his career as an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Tours (1975-1976), then at the University of Paris-Dauphine (1976-1983).  From 1983 to 1984, he occupied the post of Lecturer at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.  Appointed Professor in 1984 at the University of Nice, he has since been Professor at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.  He was President of that University from 1989 to 1994, and also First Vice-President of the French Conference of University Presidents from 1992 to 1994.  Mr Haddad is currently Honorary President of the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.  He participated in the World Conference on Higher Education as Chairperson of its Steering Committee, from 1994 to 199 and was also a member of the Task Force on Higher Education in Developing Countries (World Bank-UNESCO) from 1997 to 2000.

He is a member of several scientific councils and was a member of the jury of the “Eugénie de Rosement” Prize for the Sciences (prizes and fellowships from the Chancellerie des Universités de Paris).  He is the author of many publications in the field of applied mathematics.  He founded the “Marin Mersenne” laboratory for mathematics, informatics and interdisciplinary applications.  Mr Haddad has also written a number of articles on education, higher education and research.
He was appointed Director, Division of Higher Education, UNESCO, in April 2004.

See M-2009 Programme, Wednesday afternoon, 10 June 2009