Audrène Eloit, dedicated to advancing research and training for future generations, is currently Head of International Relations at Inserm, the French national institute for health and medical research, where she builds partnerships with governments, funding agencies and foreign universities. With 15 years of experience in higher education and research policy, she worked on the reform of the French higher education landscape at the French National Research Agency (ANR), focusing on governance of universities and innovative pedagogy. She worked for the World Bank as a consultant in the Education and Macroeconomics Global Practices, helping build capacity for African higher education institutions. She then joined Paris Sciences et Lettres, a new university gathering 10 prestigious French institutions, as Director of Research and went on to create the department of Private Partnerships and Development. Her interests lay in research policy, the impact of innovation on the labor market and workforce development, on which she carried out research at the World Bank and the Harvard Kennedy School.
Audrène studied English at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris-Saclay, has a law degree from Université Panthéon-Assas and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.