Pierre Benech appointed Grenoble Institute of Technology President through 2020
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Published : 5 February 2018
Pierre Benech will succeed Brigitte Plateau as President of Grenoble Institute of Technology following Plateau’s appointment to a position with the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation. Benech was named to the post in late November for a term that will last until February 2020. Bernard Penz was voted in as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. The rest of the school’s administrative team remains unchanged and will pursue the projects already underway and, especially, the construction of the Grenoble University campus. The team will also continue to support France’s Institutes of Technology (Groupe INP) as evidenced by a partnership signed in December with Toulon’s SeaTech engineering school. In related news, the name of the entrance exam has been changed to the Institutes of Technology Common Entrance Exam—a move that makes sense given that the exams, created by the Institutes of Technology, are 100% managed by the 34 schools in the consortium.