| Press Release
Yves Laszlo appointed Provost of École Polytechnique
Yves Laszlo has been appointed Provost of École Polytechnique by decree of the French Minister of Defense upon recommendation of the President of the Board of Directors of École Polytechnique. Formerly Deputy Director for Sciences at École Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Paris, he takes on the role previously held by Frank Pacard. Yves Laszlo is also appointed Chairman of the Academic and Research Committee of Institut Polytechnique de Paris.
Yves Laszlo, age 55, holds a Doctorate degree in Mathematics from Paris-Sud University (1988), and is a specialist in Algebraic Geometry. Following a career as a research fellow at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and then as a professor at the University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC), he became an associate professor at École Polytechnique in 2004, at the Laurent Schwartz Mathematics Center (CMLS), which he led from 2006 to 2010. Then, he became a professor at Paris-Sud University, where he initiated and then managed the Jacques Hadamard Mathematical Foundation (FMJH) and the Hadamard Mathematics LabEx (LMH), the mission of which was to bring together the mathematicians located on the plateau de Saclay campus.
From 2012 to 2019, he was named Deputy Director for Sciences at École Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Paris. In this role, he was in charge of teaching, research, real estate, human resources and all scientific-related matters at the school. He was also responsible for his representation at Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL).
“Yves Laszlo brings his experience and in-depth knowledge of higher education and scientific research in order to take both École Polytechnique and Institut Polytechnique de Paris to the highest international academic standards,” emphasizes Eric Labaye, President of École Polytechnique.
About École Polytechnique
École Polytechnique, also known as L’X, is the leading French institution combining top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its various undergraduate and graduate-level programs – Bachelor of Science, Ingénieur Polytechnicien (Master’s level program), Master’s, and PhD – are highly selective and promote a culture of excellence with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions. As a widely internationalized university, École Polytechnique offers a variety of international programs and attracts a growing number of foreign students and researchers from around the globe (currently 41% of students and 40% of faculty members). École Polytechnique offers an exceptional education to prepare bright men and women to excel in top-level key positions and lead complex and innovative projects which meet the challenges of 21st century society, all while maintaining a keen sense of their civil and social responsibilities. With its 23 laboratories, 22 of which are joint research units with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the École Polytechnique Research Center explores the frontiers of interdisciplinary knowledge to provide major contributions to science, technology, and society. École Polytechnique is a founding member of Institut Polytechnique de Paris.