E2S: Energy and Environment Solutions

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E2S Governance

To ensure the success of the E2S project, a specific governance, distinct from those of the consortium institutions, will be created.

The project will be run by the E2S Executive Director, proposed by the President of UPPA and designated by the Board of Trustees.

The governing bodies will be the following:

  • The Board of Trustees
    The Board of Trustees will be responsible for defining E2S's overall strategy, proposing an implementation roadmap, allocating personnel and resources, and monitoring the results of E2S actions. It consists of seven trustees named for four year terms. The trustees will represent the consortium, its economic partners and the New Aquitaine Regional Council.
  • Management Board
    The Management Board will be responsible for the implementation of the E2S project. The E2S Executive Director will be the chairperson. The Board will include two administrative members in charge of financial and process management.
  • External Evaluation Committee (C2E)
    The External Evaluation Committee will be an external and independant bdoy providing an external critical review of strategic orientations, road maps and implementation plans.
    It will consist of six internationally recognized experts from outside the member institutions, designated by the Board of Trustees for a four-year period.

Toward a more efficient organizational structure

UPPA will be reorgansed by grouping the ten existing components into three Colleges. The Colleges will represent a new level of governance and decision-making in terms of teaching, research and innovation. The following Colleges will be created:

  • The College of Sciences and Technology for Energy and Environment (STEEC)
  • The College of Social Science and the Humanities
  • The College of Cross-border, European & International Studies

Teaching and research will be structured across two levels, Undergraduate and Graduate studies. Each College will be composed of two multi-disciplinary Departments, one for Undergraduate Studies, one for Graduate Studies.

For “Undergraduate Studies”, the Department will be associated with the Institutes of Technology. The objective at this level is for the University to fulfill its public service mission by meeting the higher education needs of the surrounding areas through the recruitment of local students.

The “Graduate Studies” Department will be associated with the engineering schools, the Institute of Business Management, the research units, the doctoral schools and the instrumentation platform.. Here priority is given to high-recognition degrees with national and international recruitment.

Associate professors and professors will be hired by the Colleges and expected to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.