Father Philippe Bordeyne was elected by Catholic University of Paris' Assembly of Founding Bishops after consultation with the university board. The election was subsequently ratified by the Congregation for Catholic Education in Rome.
The New Rector
Father Bordeyne, 51, a diocesan priest of Nanterre, is a 1981 graduate of the HEC Paris (École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris), one of the foremost business schools in Europe, as well as the London Business School, and New York University. Since 2001 he has held a double doctorate in theology from Catholic University of Paris and in the history of religions and religious anthropology from Paris IV-Sorbonne. A Catholic University of Paris alum, Bordeyne has held a number of university positions including assistant, lecturer, and professor of moral theology. From 2006, he was the Dean of Theologicum, the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of Paris. In 2008 he was named President of the International Conference of Catholic Theological Institutions.
An International Academic Career
Bordeyne's academic career has spanned both the prestigious “Grandes Ecoles”* international schools, and university research and teaching. His path echoes the original model of the Catholic University of Paris. The Catholic University of Paris, which comprises faculties, institutes and schools, welcomes more than 4500 international students and combines the best of the university system with the best of the “Grandes Ecoles.” By combining academic excellence with quality student guidance, the Catholic University of Paris has achieved remarkable success rates. (85% in the Bachelor's program, for example).
*The “Grande écoles” are prestigious higher education establishments outside the framework of the French university system.
Committed to Youth
Father Bordeyne, known for his commitment to youth, is the author of several publications, including Believe, Search, Act: The Book of Faith for the High School Years. His goals at the Catholic University of Paris are to develop pedagogic innovation and openness both internationally and toward business.
The Catholic University of Paris, a private institute of higher education and research, is an international academic center which combines six faculties, six specialized institutes, and eleven associated schools of higher education. Today, the Catholic University of Paris welcomes more than 10,000 students. At the heart of a 200-member international Catholic university network, and with almost 4500 international students, the Catholic University of Paris is a major actor in the French-speaking world and displays a remarkable international dimension in the landscape of higher education.
 With Hubert Herbreteau et Jean-Yves Malinge, Bayard, 1996
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