Hervé Biausser

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Hervé Biausser
Hervé Biausser, directeur Ecole Centrale Paris.jpg
Director of CentraleSupélec
Assumed office
1 January 2015
Personal details
Born (1951-02-17) 17 February 1951 (age 66)
Charenton-le-Pont, France
Nationality French
Alma mater École Centrale Paris

Hervé Biausser (born 17 February 1951)[1] is the director of two French engineering schools, École Centrale Paris and Supélec,[2][3] positions he has held since 2003 and 2013, respectively.[4][5] Since the fusion of these two schools into CentraleSupélec on 1 January 2015, he is now the director of the recently-created organisation.


Biausser studied engineering at École Centrale Paris. He began his PhD studies at École Centrale Paris and, before defending, joined IRSID, the research institute of the French steel industry group Usinor in 1977. There, he researched steel processing and steel products, held several managerial positions, and was responsible for the Mechanical Metallurgy Department.[6] He then became a professor at his alma mater. He was promoted to the head of the Materials Development laboratory, a position he held from 1998 to 2001. In July 2001, he became Director of the Research Centre of the institution, head of the Graduate School, and director of the sister company Centrale Recherche SA.[4][6] In 2003, he became the director of École Centrale Paris, replacing Daniel Gourisse, who had been director for twenty years.[6]

During his tenure as director, École Centrale Paris organized a renovation of the Centralien curriculum. Biausser has been a strong advocate for the partnership with another engineering school, Supélec, and for the move from the Châtenay-Malabry campus to the Paris-Saclay one, which is underway. At the same time, the Centrale Graduate School expanded by opening a new school in Beijing, École Centrale de Pékin. Another École Centrale is expected to open soon in Casablanca, and it was announced that another school should open in India in the near future.[7]

In 2013, Biausser was selected as the new General Director of Supélec. He continues as director of École Centrale Paris.

Biausser is a member of the board of the Conference des Grandes Écoles,[1] where, after being secretary, he became vice-president in June 2009.[8] He was president of CESAER, a European association of engineering schools, in 2009 and 2010. He has also been president of the TIME network, which promotes the exchange of engineering students.



Personal life[edit]

His father was Breton and his mother from Réunion. He likes yoga, opera, and classical Greek authors, and is a former handball player.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Hervé BIAUSSER". EducPros. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Centrale Paris et l'Essec se rapprochent". Les Écho (in French). 30 November 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Lecherbonnier, Sylvie (11 December 2008). "Hervé Biausser (Centrale Paris) : "L'alliance stratégique avec Supélec prend tout son sens avec l'opération campus"". EducPros (in French). Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d Press release (5 September 2008). "Director Hervé Biausser to serve a second term" (PDF). Ecole Centrale Paris. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Décret du 26 août 2008 portant nomination du directeur de l'Ecole centrale des arts et manufactures de Paris (enseignements supérieurs) – M. Biausser (Hervé)". Legifrance.gouv.fr. 26 August 2008. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Hervé Biausser a pris hier ses fonctions de directeur de l'Ecole centrale Paris. Il succède à Daniel Gourisse". Les Échos. 2 September 2003. Retrieved 20 January 2010. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Dauvergne, Géraldine (20 September 2013). "Après la Chine l'Ecole Centrale Paris va s'implanter en Inde". EducPros. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Dauvergne, Géraldine (9 June 2009). "Pierre Tapie nouveau président de la Conférence des Grandes Ecoles". EducPros. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  9. ^ "Medaille Jean Rist". SF2M. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  10. ^ "Grand Medaille SF2M". SF2M. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  11. ^ "Décret du 14 avril 2006 portant promotion et nomination". Legifrance.gouv.fr. 16 April 2006. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  12. ^ "Docteur zen et mister action". Journal des Grandes Ecoles (in French). 38. 2006. Archived from the original on 21 November 2008. 

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