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HES-SO Rectorate

The Rectorate directs and represents the HES-SO. It is composed of the Rector, who presides over it, three Vice-Rectors and a Secretary General. The Rectorate is supported by the Central Services in Delémont.

Luciana Vaccaro, Rector

Luciana Vaccaro. Photo :  HES-SO Thierry Parel Luciana Vaccaro has been the first female Rector of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland since October 1st, 2013.

Along with the Rectorate team, which assumed office at the beginning of 2014, the Rector pursues the development of academic missions encompassing the reinforcement of the HES-SO’s proximity with the relevant professional environments as well as its promotion within the higher learning, research and innovation landscapes nationally and internationally.

In May 2014, Luciana Vaccaro was designated as successor to Monika Wohler (Fachhochschule Ostschweiz) on the Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) as Representative of the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences (KFH). This position, which came into effect in September 2014, marks the first time for the HES-SO.

With an Ph.D. in Sciences from the EPFL, Luciana Vaccaro began her career as Assistant Professor at the Microtechnic Institute of the University of Neuchâtel (Institut de microtechnique de l’Université de Neuchâtel), before taking on the directorship of a MAS (Master of Advanced Studies) programme in Health Economics at the University of Lausanne.

In 2009, she established the Grants Office of the EPFL, which she led up until her nomination to the head of the HES-SO.

See also the presentation by Luciana Vaccaro at the 2014 TEDx Geneva conference on the theme of “Academic liberty, public funding and social ethics”  («Liberté académique, fonds publics et éthique sociétale»).

Geneviève Le Fort, Vice-Rector, Quality

Geneviève Lefort. Photo :  HES-SO Geneviève Le Fort a notamment pour tâche de conduire l’accréditation institutionnelle de la HES-SO dans le cadre de la nouvelle loi fédérale sur l'encouragement et la coordination des hautes écoles.

Ancienne directrice adjointe de l'agence suisse d'accréditation et d'assurance qualité (AAQ), titulaire d’un doctorat en histoire de l’art et archéologie, Geneviève Le Fort bénéficie d’un rayonnement international et d’une large expérience professionnelle dans le domaine de l’enseignement supérieur et de la politique des hautes écoles. 

Yves Rey, Vice-Rector, Teaching

Yves Rey. Photo :  HES-SO Thierry Parel After directing the faculty of Management and Services in Valais, Yves Rey took on the overall responsibility for this field at the HES-SO in 2007.

As such, he directed the field in 6 schools as well as the HES-SO Master.

As Vice-Rector, Teaching, he is now tasked with reinforcing the academic aspects, as well as guiding the institutional accreditation process and the positioning of the HES-SO study streams.

Christine Pirinoli, Vice-Rector, Research and Innovation

Christine Pirinoli. Photo :   Christine Pirinoli a la responsabilité de la coordination et du renforcement de la recherche et de l'innovation au sein de la HES-SO.

Titulaire d'un Master en administration publique de l’IDHEAP et d'un Doctorat ès Sciences sociales de l'Université de Lausanne, elle allie excellente connaissance du paysage académique et longue expérience dans la conduite et le pilotage de la recherche.

Avant de rejoindre la HES-SO, Christine Pirinoli était membre de la direction d'HESAV - Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud, au sein de laquelle elle était responsable du département Ra&D, relations internationales et prestations de service.

Sarah Kopse-Scholberg, Secretary General

Sarah Kopse-Scholberg assists the Rector and the Office in the steering and management of the institution.
She was previously a consultant for a project linked to Harvard University, where she earned her MPA.

She also worked for five years with the Federal Parliament as a sub-commissions secretary and scientific staff member.

Before joining the HES-SO, Sarah Kopse-Scholberg was advisor to the Director General of the SRG SSR.

Contact

 

Luciana Vaccaro
Rectrice
Services du rectorat HES-SO
Route de Moutier 14
Case postale 452
2800 Delémont
T. + 41 58 900 00 00

 

Contact
HES-SO Rectorate
Route de Moutier 14
2800 - Delémont
T +41 58 900 00 00 - F +41 58 900 00 01
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