Christine Clerici


Christine Clerici,

President of Université de Paris, is Udice’s first president.

A professor of physiology since 1995, Christine Clerici joined UFR Médecine de Paris Diderot in 2002. Following a medical specialisation in pneumology, she became a hospital practitioner in functional exploration.

As a member of Inserm’s “physiopathology and epidemiology of respiratory insufficiency” unit, Christine Clerici’s research activities are focused on the mechanisms involved in the resorption of pulmonary oedemas induced by lesions, particularly for in vitro and in vivo models of acute respiratory distress syndrome.

First elected to Paris Diderot’s Board of Directors in 2005, she served as “health” delegate to the President and as Paris Diderot’s delegate to Inserm from 2009 to 2011. Then, in March 2012, she was elected Vice President of the Board of Directors.

In October 2013, she was appointed provisional administrator of Université Paris Diderot and then elected President on 5 May 2014. She was re-elected for a second term on 7 May 2018.

Udice's board

The board of directors is made up of the presidents of each university :

  • Eric Berton, President of Aix-Marseille Université ; 
  • Nathalie Drach-Temam, President of Sorbonne Université ; 
  • Frédéric Fleury, President of Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 ;  
  • Jeannick Brisswalter, President of Université Côte d’Azur ; 
  • Dean Lewis, President of Université de Bordeaux ; 
  • Christine Clerici, President of Université de Paris ; 
  • Michel Deneken, President of Université de Strasbourg ; 
  • Yassine Lakhnech, President of Université Grenoble Alpes ;  
  • Sylvie Retailleau, President of Université Paris Saclay ; 
  • Alain Fuchs, President of Université Paris Sciences et Lettres. 


Hélène Jacquet


Hélène Jacquet has been Udice’s Deputy-Chief since 1 October 2020.

After completing her PhD in IT in 1999, Hélène Jacquet set up a technology transfer unit connected to the LaBRI IT research laboratory in Bordeaux. In 2001, she joined one of Sony’s R&D teams in California as a senior researcher, specialising in content-based research in large multimedia databases.

In 2004, she joined the Paris-based firm Erdyn Consultants, specialised in innovation, going on to become a partner.

From 2008, she supported development projects for the University of Bordeaux, which she joined in 2009 as head of strategy and major projects for the higher education and research division. In this capacity, she actively contributed to the success of the University of Bordeaux’s excellence initiative, which she headed up operationally through to its definitive certification. In 2018, she joined President Manuel Tunon de Lara’s team as Vice President for Strategy and Development, a position that she still holds today.

In 2017, Hélène Jacquet was honoured as a Knight of the National Order of Merit.

Nicolas Duhaut

Responsable Développement international

Nicolas Duhaut has been the head of International Development of Udice since May 2021.

A PhD in Information and Communication Sciences, he joined in 2005 the French Embassy in Tunisia where he directed the Center for Studies in France, which will become the Espace Campus France Tunisie.

In 2009, he became attaché for Higher Education at the French Embassy in Canada where he was in charge of developing partnerships between French and Canadian higher education institutions. From 2013 to 2016 he was an International Officer at Sorbonne University, where he implemented the international component of the Excellence Initiative project led by Sorbonne. From 2016 to 2020 he was the university cooperation attaché and then the scientific and university cooperation attaché at the French Embassy in Australia.

He is now based in the United States.

Raphaëlle Viallet

Responsable études

Raphaëlle Viallet has been head of studies of Udice since October 2021.

After graduating from CentraleSupélec school in 2005, Raphaëlle began her career as controller within the Unibail-Rodamco group and, from 2012, within SCOR, a reinsurance company. From 2016, she became project manager for Scor Global Life, working on the setting up of the project management unit and the definition of the strategic roadmap.

In 2019, Raphaëlle completed a master’s degree in Data Science at ENSAE. She then joined the University of Bordeaux as responsible for managing the Excellence Initiative endowment. She ensured the financial management of the endowment, supported the governance of the university in making decisions and developed tools to manage the funded programs.