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Claire Baribaud

Director, HEPIA

Claire Baribaud holds a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). From 1992 to 1999 she was a researcher at EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) and the University of Florida. She has also taught at the University of Applied Sciences in Lausanne and at ETHZ, as well as at the University of Applied Sciences in Geneva from 2000 to 2011. Claire Baribaud was appointed director of HEG in September 2011, and from March 2021 onwards, of the Geneva School of Engineering, Architecture and Landscape (HEPIA), an institution that has more than 1100 students and 9 training courses.

Claire Baribaud’s career path has enabled her to accumulate extensive experience in management, teaching and research. Her taste for innovation and entrepreneurship has induced her to participate in the creation of projects such as the Pulse incubator, while her interest in education has led her to become a board member of the Ifage Foundation. The anchoring of a university of applied sciences like HEPIA, with a tight network of partnerships in the socio-economic and cultural fabric of Geneva, is an important priority for her.

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