Alain Fuchs elected President of Université PSL


Alain Fuchs has been elected President of Université PSL by the Board of Directors.

Alain Fuchs, président de l'Université PSL

His candidacy was endorsed by 85% of the votes cast (28 votes in favor, 5 votes against and 3 abstentions). His five-year term of office may be renewed once.
The directors’ vote illustrates the confidence of the various communities in his plan to forge a major international university based on the diversity and the excellence of its schools, and an educational model with a strong research focus.


Professor Alain Fuchs is a physical chemist specialising in molecular thermodynamics. He has co-authored 200+ publications and has spent many academic years abroad.
Alain Fuchs is currently President of the PSL University. He was President of the CNRS, and before that Director of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris, after having been Director of the Laboratoire de Chimie-Physique d'Orsay. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of the Academia Europaea. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Quebec in Montreal, is a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur and is decorated with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Stars