- Minister for Higher Education and Research
- Ministre de l'Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche, France
Sylvie Retailleau was appointed Minister for Higher Education and Research on 20 May 2022. A former student of ENS Cachan, she holds a PhD in Science from Paris-Sud University (1992) and has been active in research and higher education for over 30 years. Her research activities have been focused in the field of advanced electronics and semiconductor physics. Since 2001 she has been a professor at the Paris-Sud University, now Paris-Saclay University. Deputy Chairman of the Physics Department of the Faculty of Sciences of Orsay from 2007 to 2008, then Vice-President responsible for training from 2008 to 2011, she was Doyenne de la Faculty from September 2011 to May 2016. Sylvie Retailleau was President of the Paris-South University from May 2016 to December 2018, and then of Paris-Saclay University until her appointment as Minister. She was heavily involved in the construction of the Idex Paris-Saclay project since 2008.