University leadership

Prof. Silvia Serrano, Vice Chancellor of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Prof. Silvia Serrano
Vice Chancellor of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

 

Prof. Silvia Serrano is the Vice Chancellor of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.

Professor Silvia Serrano is a political scientist and a specialist in soviet and post-soviet studies. She holds a doctoral degree from the INALCO (National Institute of Oriental Studies, Paris) and a habilitation to direct research, defended at the EHESS (Ecole des Hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris). She has been a Professor at Sorbonne University since 2017, and the Vice Chancellor of Sorbonne Abu Dhabi since 2020.

Her research focuses on political, societal and religious dynamics in contemporary Russia and the post-soviet states.

She is the author of several monographs and collective books, of multiple articles and chapters in international publications and peer-reviewed journals.

 

Dr. Laurence Renault, Deputy Vice Chancellor for academic affairs, Sorbonne Abu Dhabi
Dr. Laurence Renault
Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

 

Dr. Laurence Renault is the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.

She is a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (St Cloud) and holds a doctoral degree in philosophy. Winner of the Foundation Thiers Research Grant (Institut de France), Dr. Laurence Renault has been an Associate Professor at Sorbonne University since 1999. She first joined the university’s campus in Abu Dhabi as Head of the Philosophy and Sociology Department (2016-2018).

Her research focuses on the Theory of Knowledge and Metaphysics as they play a role in the formation of the modern thinking.

She is the author of several books, multiple articles and chapters of collective works in international publications and peer-reviewed journals.
 

Dr. Majed Al Khemeiri Deputy Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs, Sorbonne Abu Dhabi
Dr. Majed Al Khemeiri
Deputy Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs,
Sorbonne Abu Dhabi

 

Dr. Majed Al Khemeiri is the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs.

Majed Al Khemeiri is an Alumnus of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. He holds a PhD from Sorbonne University in Paris for his thesis entitled: “Strategic Planning and Sustainable Development: The Future of the United Arab Emirates’’. He completed two Masters in Marketing, Management, Communication and Media as well as in Sustainable Development Law, in addition, he also holds two Bachelors in History and in Geography.

Majed joined the University as a staff member in the Planning and Performance Department and was nominated for the role of Head of Human Resources Department. He has worked extensively across both Administrative and Academic functions and has been nominated as the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs in 2019.