2019-2020 Design and coordination of the project Reforming school organization worldwide: a
comparative analysis of accountability policies in education, Interuniversity House of Human Sciences of
Alsace. University of Strasbourg


2018-2021 Design and Coordination of an International Research Project, Public Policies for Improving
Middle School: Socialization, Translation and Transfer of Scientific Results with Federal University of
Minas Gerais, Federal University of Bahia, Federal University of Recife, Brazil; University of Lisbon,


2014-2016 Project IDEX (Investissement of Excellence) « the transformation of the academic work in Europe », ANR-UMR SAGE- Strasbourg University.

The project studied the transformations of the academic work related to the emergence of a European space of Higher Education and Research and globalization of universities. New modes of governance have been analyzed as well as managerial technologies and how they implement new modes of academic work in European universities. These new standards have an impact on socialization and identities but also careers of academics, with new emergent professional stances: the expert and the entrepreneur.


2013-2016 ERASMUS project Governance and Adaptation of Innovations in Higher Education (GAIHE).

This project, funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission and the French Ministry for National Education (project number 539628-LLP-1-2013-1-NL-ERASMUS-EIG), examines innovative modes of higher education, in terms of both teaching and learning, and their evolution across Europe. It considers how, and why, they emerged, and how the management and governance of higher education as a whole have adapted to change.

The study started in October 2013 and is due to finish in April 2016. It is conducted by a consortium of 12 European institutions, with RAND Europe being a co-leading organization.

The main study aims are the following:

To identify innovations in higher education delivery in Europe;
To analyse the motivations, drivers, barriers and ways through which the management of higher education institutions (HEIs) adapts to innovative provision;
To investigate and issue recommendations regarding the role of the university management in the innovative provision of higher education.


2012-2016 European project Marie-Curie UNIKE (Universities in the Knowledge Economy).

Universities in the Knowledge Economy (UNIKE) is a four year collaborative research project investigating the dynamic relationships between universities and knowledge economies in Europe and in the Asia-Pacific Rim. The project is funded by the European Commission and the actual research is conducted by 12 doctoral fellows and three post-doctoral fellows at six different universities: Aarhus University, ENS Lyon, Ljubljana University, Roehampton University, the University of Bristol, and Porto University.The UNIKE project is both training a networked group of critical researchers to be future research leaders, as well as producing original research regarding the changing roles and scope of universities in emerging global knowledge economies. Many of the researchers are comparing developments in Europe and the Asia-Pacific Rim, and most of the researchers are examining cooperative partnerships between public and private sector institutions and firms


2011-2014 European project. New Public Management and its implementation in education systems at European scale.

In November 2011 a new network, LE@DS or Leading Education and Democratic Schools, was formed to examine issues of policy and governance across Europe. A particular focus of the work of this network has been upon the New Public Management (NPM), an approach to the reform and modernisation of education systems and other forms of public service with far reaching consequences both within and beyond Europe. The first seminar was in Naples, and we discussed issues regarding centralisation and decentralisation in our respective education system.