The Robert de Sorbon
The Robert de Sorbon Foundation
The Robert de Sorbon Foundation, formerly known as the Société des amis des universités de Paris, created in 1899, was established as a public interest organisation by decree of 12 May 2009.
The Foundation sets up programmes that promote innovation in the transmission of knowledge, with a view to serving higher education and research. These programmes are either produced by the Foundation itself, or within the framework of financing or co-productions of external initiatives which the Foundation supports. In particular, it is preparing the creation of an innovation centre supporting associative and entrepreneurial projects selected for their ability to promote linguistic diversity and the diversity of cultural expressions, especially in digital environments.
The Foundation is now open to the public, with a programme of exhibitions dedicated to innovation in the transmission of knowledge.
Since 1 October 2021, the Foundation’s headquarters have been located at the Hôtel de Vogüé in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, in the former premises of the General Planning Commission.
The Robert de Sorbon Foundation is supported by the strategic consulting company Respethica in its impact and engagement startegy.
- David Fajolles, chairman of the Directorate
- Eric Monicat, Head of Human Resources
- Delphine Quoi, Head of communications
- Florian Raoult, Head of Operations
- Hannah Balme, project officer
- Julian Cannelle, communications officer
- Luisa Tabush, project officer