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University appoints Catherine Léglu vice-rector for academic affairs

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Published on Tuesday, 28 May 2019

The recruitment process opened on 31 January 2019 was successfully concluded today, and the Board of Governors, after receiving the opinion of the University Council, appointed Prof. Catherine Léglu as vice-rector for academic affairs of the University of Luxembourg.

Catherine Léglu's portfolio will cover the Bachelor, Master and lifelong learning levels. She will also be in charge of all aspects related to student life.

Catherine Léglu, 50, is a professor of medieval French and Occitan literature at the University of Reading in the UK since 2011. She is head of the department of modern languages and European studies of Reading. Prior to this, she held the post of director of postgraduate education at the School of Literature and Languages of this university. Before joining Reading, Ms. Léglu was attached to the departments of French studies at the University of Bristol and at Queen's University in Belfast. She also taught at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. She holds a PhD in medieval literature from the University of Cambridge. Prof. Catherine Léglu is of French-British nationality.

"The students and their experience at the University are at the heart of my concerns. I am delighted to join the University of Luxembourg. Although young, it is remarkable in many ways, allowing students to acquire advanced skills in an interdisciplinary spirit and in a resolutely international approach,” Prof. Léglu commented.

Catherine Léglu will take up her position as vice-rector at the University of Luxembourg on 1 September 2019. She will replace Romain Martin, who joined the Ministry of Higher Education and Research in April 2019.

"I am delighted to welcome Catherine Léglu to our team. I am convinced that she will accompany the University’s educational project with much enthusiasm, skills and talent. Our institution will benefit from her international orientation and her interest in digital humanities, "said rector Stéphane Pallage.

Photos: Copyright © University of Luxembourg / Sophie Margue