- December 1999
Grenoble Institute of Technology gets its first female President
Brigitte Plateau will succeed Paul Jacquet as President of Grenoble Institute of Technology. Ms. Plateau was appointed on February 20, 2012 by the newly-elected members of the three boards governing the school: the Board of Directors, the Scientific Board, and the Academic Affairs and Campus Life Board. One of her top priorities will be to give the school’s teaching and research activities a broader international scope.
A graduate of France’s prestigious École Normale Supérieure, Ms. Plateau holds a teaching degree in mathematics and a PhD in informatics. She serves as a university professor and in 2007 set up the Grenoble Informatics Laboratory (LIG), which today counts nearly 500 researchers. In late 2010 Ms. Plateau was named Director of Grenoble Institute of Technology-Ensimag. Her appointment as President of Grenoble Institute of Technology marks the first time a woman has led the institution since it was founded nearly a century ago.