45 Notable alumni of
University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis

The University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis is 868th in the world, 292nd in Europe, and 26th in France by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 45 notable alumni from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Mohammed VI

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    Mohammed VI
    Born in
    Morocco Flag Morocco
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis
    In 1994 graduated with doctorate in law
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbankerpolitician
    Biography

    Mohammed VI is the King of Morocco. He belongs to the Alaouite dynasty and ascended to the throne on 23 July 1999 upon the death of his father, King Hassan II.

  2. Nagui

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    Nagui
    Born in
    Egypt Flag Egypt
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    radio personalitytelevision presenteractortelevision producer
    Biography

    Nagui Fam is an Egyptian-born French TV and radio personality of Egyptian and Italian descent. In his professional life, he goes by his first name Nagui.

  3. Michèle Laroque

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    Michèle Laroque
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    actorscreenwriterfilm producerfilm actor
    Biography

    Michèle Laroque is a French actress, comedian, humorist, producer and screenwriter.

  4. Guillaume Musso

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    Guillaume Musso
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    writernovelist
    Biography

    Guillaume Musso is a French novelist. He has been named among the most popular contemporary French authors.

  5. Julien Lepers

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    Julien Lepers
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    radio personalitysinger-songwritertelevision presenter
    Biography

    Julien Lepers is a French television and radio presenter, and a singer-songwriter, born on (1949-08-12)12 August 1949 in Paris.

  6. Daniel Pennacchioni

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    Daniel Pennacchioni
    Born in
    Morocco Flag Morocco
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    writerscreenwriterliterarynovelistaudio book narrator
    Biography

    Daniel Pennac is a French writer. He received the Prix Renaudot in 2007 for his essay Chagrin d'école.

  7. Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio

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    Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    writertranslatornovelistessayistchildren's writer
    Biography

    Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, usually identified as J. M. G. Le Clézio, of French and Mauritian nationality, is a writer and professor. The author of over forty works, he was awarded the 1963 Prix Renaudot for his novel Le Procès-Verbal and the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature for his life's work, as an "author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization".

  8. Jean-Pierre Bacri

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    Jean-Pierre Bacri
    Born in
    Algeria Flag Algeria
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm actorauthorperforming artisttelevision actor
    Biography

    Jean-Pierre Bacri was a French actor and screenwriter.

  9. Marie-France Pisier

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    Marie-France Pisier
    Born in
    Vietnam Flag Vietnam
    Years
    1944-2011 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    actordirectorscreenwriterwriterfilm actor
    Biography

    Marie-France Pisier was a French actress, screenwriter, and director. She appeared in numerous films of the French New Wave and twice earned the national César Award for Best Supporting Actress.

  10. Joann Sfar

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    Joann Sfar
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    screenwriterwriterfilm directoractorcomics artist
    Biography

    Joann Sfar is a French comics artist, comic book creator, novelist, and film director.

  11. Alain Bauer

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    Alain Bauer
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis
    In 2016 graduated with Doctorate in France in law
    Occupations
    criminologistjuristuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Alain Bauer is a French criminologist who has been a professor of criminology at the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM Paris) since 2009. He is also a senior research fellow at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (New York) and the China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing). There were many protests in the scientific community in France against the appointment because he had not received a PhD.

  12. William Boyd

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    William Boyd
    Born in
    Ghana Flag Ghana
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm directornovelistwriter
    Biography

    William Boyd is a Scottish novelist, short story writer and screenwriter.

  13. Frédérique Vidal

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    Frédérique Vidal
    Born in
    Monaco Flag Monaco
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis
    In 1993 graduated with Doctorate in France
    Occupations
    professeur des universitésbiochemistvirologistpolitician
    Biography

    Frédérique Vidal is a Monegasque-born French-based biochemist, academic administrator and politician. She was the president of the University of Nice from 2012 to 2017. She has been the Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation in the First Philippe Government since 17 May 2017 and subsequently the Second Philippe Government since 21 June 2017, and the Castex Government since 6 July 2020.

  14. Yukiya Amano

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    Yukiya Amano
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1947-2019 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Yukiya Amano was a Japanese diplomat and the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (July 2009 – 2019). Amano previously served as an international civil servant for the United Nations and its subdivisions. On 22 July 2019, IAEA announced that Amano had died.

  15. Maurice Kamto

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    Maurice Kamto
    Born in
    Cameroon Flag Cameroon
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politicianjurist
    Biography

    Maurice Kamto is a Cameroonian politician. He is one of the founders of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (MRC).

  16. Philippe Kahn

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    Philippe Kahn
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurcomputer scientist
    Biography

    Philippe Kahn is an engineer, entrepreneur and founder of four technology companies: Borland, Starfish Software, LightSurf Technologies, and Fullpower Technologies. Kahn is credited with creating the first camera phone, being a pioneer for wearable technology intellectual property, and is the author of dozens of technology patents covering Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) modeling, wearable, eyewear, smartphone, mobile, imaging, wireless, synchronization and medical technologies.

  17. Eyvind Hellstrøm

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    Eyvind Hellstrøm
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    cookcooking expertrestaurateurprogram host
    Biography

    Eyvind Hellstrøm is a chef and formerly the part owner of Bagatelle restaurant, a two-Michelin-starred restaurant in the city of Oslo. He was the president of the 2008 Bocuse d'Or Europe, is frequently a judge at the Bocuse d'Or world finals, and was himself a competition candidate in 1989, placing fifth.

  18. Simon Critchley

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    Simon Critchley
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    philosopheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Simon Critchley is an English philosopher and the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York, USA.

  19. Dioncounda Traoré

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    Dioncounda Traoré
    Born in
    Mali Flag Mali
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Dioncounda Traoré is a Malian politician who was President of Mali in an interim capacity from April 2012 to September 2013. Previously he was President of the National Assembly of Mali from 2007 to 2012, and he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 1997. He was President of the Alliance for Democracy in Mali-African Party for Solidarity and Justice (ADEMA-PASJ) beginning in 2000, and he was also President of the Alliance for Democracy and Progress (ADP), an alliance of parties that supported the re-election of President Amadou Toumani Touré in 2007.

  20. Manuel Bompard

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    Manuel Bompard
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Enrolled in the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis
    In 2011 graduated with Doctorate in France in applied mathematics
    Occupations
    politicianmathematician
    Biography

    Manuel Bompard is a French left-wing politician who was elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 2019.

  21. Catherine Guillouard

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    Catherine Guillouard
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Enrolled in the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis
    Graduated with licentiate in law
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Catherine Guillouard is a French businesswoman.

  22. Didier Sornette

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    Didier Sornette
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    physicisteconomist
    Biography

    Didier Sornette has been Professor on the Chair of Entrepreneurial Risks at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) since March 2006. He is also a professor of the Swiss Finance Institute, and a professor associated with both the department of Physics and the department of Earth Sciences at ETH Zurich. He was previously jointly a Professor of Geophysics at UCLA, Los Angeles California (1996–2006) and a Research Professor at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (1981–2006), working on the theory and prediction of complex systems. Pioneer in econophysics, in 1994, he co-founded with Jean-Philippe Bouchaud the company Science et Finance, which later merged with Capital Fund Management (CFM) in 2000. He left however Science et Finance in 1997 to focus on his shared position as Research Professor at the CNRS in France (1990-2006) and Professor at UCLA (1996-2006).

  23. Olivier Weber

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    Olivier Weber
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    journalistfilm directordiplomatwriterbiographer
    Biography

    Olivier Weber is a French writer, novelist and reporter at large, known primarily for his coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has been a war correspondent for twenty-five years, especially in Central Asia, Africa, Middle-East and Iraq. He is an assistant professor at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris, president of the Prize Joseph Kessel and today ambassador of France at large. Weber has won several national and international awards of literature and journalism, in particular for his stories on Afghanistan and for his books on wars. His novels, travels writing books and essays have been translated in a dozen of languages.

  24. Jacques Peyrat

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    Jacques Peyrat
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1931-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Jacques Peyrat is a French politician and lawyer who was mayor of Nice from 1995 to 2008 and has been senator from the Alpes-Maritimes from 1998 to 2008.

  25. Marine Brenier

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    Marine Brenier
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Marine Brenier is a French politician representing the Republicans. She was elected to the French National Assembly on 30 May 2016, representing the department of Alpes-Maritimes.

  26. Fatoumata Tambajang

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    Fatoumata Tambajang
    Born in
    Gambia Flag Gambia
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Aja Fatoumata C.M. Jallow-Tambajang is a Gambian politician and activist who served as Vice-President of the Gambia and Minister of Women's Affairs from February 2017 to June 2018, under President Adama Barrow.

  27. Mihnea Motoc

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    Mihnea Motoc
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    diplomatpoliticianlawyer
    Biography

    Mihnea Ioan Motoc is a Romanian diplomat who served as Minister of Defence of Romania between November 2015 and January 2017, in the Cioloș Cabinet. Before this appointment, he was the country's ambassador to the European Union, and briefly the country's ambassador to the United Kingdom.

  28. Nikola Poposki

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    Nikola Poposki
    Born in
    North Macedonia Flag North Macedonia
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    economistdiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Nikola Poposki was Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia until 31 May 2017. Prior to that role, in 2010–2011 he served as the country's ambassador to the European Union.

  29. Corinne Vignon

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    Corinne Vignon
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Corinne Vignon is a French politician of La République En Marche! (LREM) who has been serving as a member of the French National Assembly since the 2017 elections, representing the 3rd constituency of Haute-Garonne.

  30. Laurent Genefort

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    Laurent Genefort
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis
    In 1997 graduated with Doctorate in France
    Occupations
    science fiction writer
    Biography

    Laurent Genefort is a French science fiction writer.

  31. Driss Dahak

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    Driss Dahak
    Born in
    Morocco Flag Morocco
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Enrolled in the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis
    In 1984 graduated with Doctorate in France
    Occupations
    politicianjudgediplomat
    Biography

    Driss Dahak is a Moroccan civil servant, and diplomat. Since 20 August 2008, he holds the position of General Secretary of the Government.

  32. Venance Konan

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    Venance Konan
    Born in
    Ivory Coast Flag Ivory Coast
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    journalistwriter
    Biography

    Venance Konan, is an Ivorian journalist and writer. His journalistic talents have earned him several awards by the prestigious Ebony. He was propelled to the front of the literary scene in 2003 with his bestseller Prisonniers de la haine.

  33. Christophe Frassa

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    Christophe Frassa
    Born in
    Monaco Flag Monaco
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Christophe-André Frassa is a French politician and a member of the Senate of France. He is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement Party.

  34. Danièle Hérin

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    Danièle Hérin
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis
    Graduated with Doctorate in France in computer science
    Occupations
    professeur des universitéscomputer scientistpolitician
    Biography

    Danièle Hérin is a French computer scientist and politician of La République En Marche! (LREM) who was elected to the French National Assembly on 18 June 2017, representing the department of Aude.

  35. Dominique Ristori

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    Dominique Ristori
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    official
    Biography

    Dominique Ristori is a European civil servant from France. Since January 2014 Ristori is director-general of the Directorate-General for Energy within the European Commission.

  36. Laurence Trastour-Isnart

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    Laurence Trastour-Isnart
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Laurence Trastour-Isnart is a French politician representing The Republicans.

  37. Martine Reicherts

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    Martine Reicherts
    Born in
    Luxembourg Flag Luxembourg
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyercivil servant
    Biography

    Martine Reicherts was a Luxembourg European Commissioner and served as the European Union's Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture until her retirement in 2018, when she was replaced by Themis Christophidou. She had previously held the post of Director-General of the Office for Official Publications of the European Union.

  38. Robert Brown Asprey

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    Robert Brown Asprey
    Years
    1923-2009 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    historian
    Biography

    Robert Brown Asprey was an American military historian and author, noted for his books on military history published between 1959 and 2001.

  39. François Bonneau

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    François Bonneau
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politicianpensioner
    Biography

    François Bonneau is a French educationalist, politician, and incumbent president of the Centre-Val de Loire regional council. He is a member of the Socialist Party.

  40. Maurice A. de Gosson

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    Maurice A. de Gosson
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Maurice A. de Gosson, (also known as Maurice Alexis de Gosson de Varennes) is an Austrian mathematician and mathematical physicist, born in 1948 in Berlin. He is currently a Senior Researcher at the Numerical Harmonic Analysis Group (NuHAG) of the University of Vienna.

  41. Hélène Masson-Maret

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    Hélène Masson-Maret
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis
    Graduated with Doctorate in France
    Occupations
    politicianprofesseur des universités
    Biography

    Hélène Masson-Maret is a member of the Senate of France, representing the Alpes-Maritimes department. She is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement.

  42. Noah Dana-Picard

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    Noah Dana-Picard
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Noah Dana-Picard is an Israeli mathematician, professor and Talmudic scholar who has been the president of the Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) since 2009.

  43. Jean-Lou Justine

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    Jean-Lou Justine
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis
    Studied in 1972-1976
    Occupations
    parasitologistzoologist
    Biography

    Jean-Lou Justine, French parasitologist and zoologist, is a professor at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, France, and a specialist of fish parasites and invasive land planarians.

  44. Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni

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    Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni is an Italian author, educator and politician, currently serving as the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe (since 2012). She previously held the post of Director General of Programs and was the first female Director General in the history of the Council of Europe.

  45. Silvia Calvó i Armengol

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    Silvia Calvó i Armengol
    Born in
    Andorra Flag Andorra
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis
    Graduated with master's degree in management
    Occupations
    politicianengineer
    Biography

    Sílvia Calvó i Armengol is an Andorran environmental engineer, current Minister of Environment, Agriculture and Sosteniblity of Andorra, since 1 April 2015.