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Prof. Didier Houssin

Brief Biography:


Professor of surgery and liver transplant specialist at ParisDescartes University since 1988, Didier Houssin served as head of surgery at Paris’s Cochin hospital, as CEO of the French transplant agency, as Greater Paris University Hospitals’ medical policy director, as vice-president of Paris-Descartes university and, from 2005 to 2011, as director general for health at the French Ministry of Health and inter-ministerial delegate for pandemic flu preparedness.

CEO of the French agency for the evaluation of research and higher education (AERES, then HCERES), from 2011 to 2015, and chairman of the management board of the French agency for food, environmental and occupational health and safety (ANSES) between 2013 and 2016. H has also served as an advisor to the World Health Organization since 2011.

He is presently a medical advisor to the Greater Paris University Hospitals, president of its subsidiary AP-HP International and member of the board of the European food safety Authority.


Title of the Lecture:

The Evaluation of the Internationalization Policy of Universities



Quality assessment is now seen as a major driver for progress in the field of higher education and research.

Self-assessment, followed by external independent assessment by a specialized and recognized quality assurance agency, is now required in many countries. Evaluation in the academic world is a multi-scale process, ranging from the evaluation of faculty members to the evaluation of higher education programs and research units, and to the evaluation of the university as an institution. Institutional evaluation of a university needs to consider all the functions and policies of the university: education, research, student life, governance and valorization of research, partnerships, administration, social responsibilities, and the internationalization policy. The assessment of the internationalization policy should be centered on the role that the international dimension plays in higher education and research, on the mobility of students and faculty members, and on international partnerships and cooperation including subsidiaries or higher education program organized abroad.



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