Thierry Bédouin appointed Head of the IT Department

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Highly experienced in strategic, functional and technical issues relating to digital and computer systems, particularly as applied to higher education and research, Thierry Bédouin had been Director of Information Systems and Digital Practices at the Université de Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne since 2010.

From 1999 to 2010, he ran the Information Systems Department at the Université de Rennes 1. As Project Manager to the President’s office for the C@mpus project run by the Université européenne de Bretagne (UEB), he also coordinated UEB digital systems. At the same time, he worked for the Brittany Region on the national programme entitled “Digital University in the Regions”.

Director of the Paris-Île-de-France Regional Digital University from 2011, coordinator for expertise in digital projects at institutions for the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research from 2008, expert in information systems for the University Presidents’ Conference since 2009, Thierry Bédouin chaired the Assembly of IT Directors in Higher Education and Research from 2008 to 2016.

As head of the new IT Department, Thierry Bédouin’s mission will include:

  • drawing up an information system upgrade strategy and a master plan in line with the strategic plan of the Hcéres,

  • organising information system resources,

  • defining a data policy in order to rationalise and optimise the collection and provision of data,

  • designing and upgrading Hcéres applications in liaison with stakeholders,

  • facilitating the design, provision and processing of Hcéres output,

  • supporting the participation of Hcéres in upgrades of the overall information system for higher education and research in France and in Europe.