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FLSHASE professor Romain Martin nominated for vice-president of the University of Luxembourg

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Publié le mardi 12 janvier 2016

At its meeting in December, the University council has supported the president’s proposal to nominate Professor Romain Martin for vice-president with a broad majority.

Romain Martin has been professor of psychology and empirical educational research at the Faculty of Humanities, Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education since 2003. He is currently heading the Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing (LUCET) and is study director of the "Bachelor en Sciences de l’Éducation" (primary school teacher education programme). The 47-year-old is supervising a number of research projects on the development of computer-based assessment methods in the education sector and coordinates the scientific part of the national PISA test for Luxembourg. In his function as vice-president as of march 2016, Martin will focus on academic affairs and in particular on the "Learning Centre" project - the new central library planned for the University in the "Maison du Livre" on  Belval Campus.

The term of office for a vice-president at the University of Luxembourg is five years. The term for the previous vice-president of international relations and organisation, Professor Franck Leprévost, concluded on 14 December 2015..

The vice-president for academic affairs, Professor Eric Tschirhart, will hold office until beginning of 2017. After spending nearly 10 years in the management team, initially as “chargé de mission” of research, later as director of administration and finally as vice-president of academic affairs, Eric Tschirhart will focus on expanding the continuing education programmes and managing contacts with businesses and employers in the last six months of his term. 

The reorganisation of the rectorate will be submitted to the University’s board of governors, then to the government for approval in early 2016. Personnel changes and reorganisation at the executive level are embedded in the strategy process the University President launched recently. The strategy is intended to lead the University, founded in 2003, into its next phase of development. Together with the new vice-presidents as well as with vice-president for research Professor Ludwig Neyses and director of administration Alfred Funk, whose term of office was extended for another five years, Rainer Klump  wants to determine the approach and goals for the coming years.