Every year, an international jury selects about a hundred professors to join the University Institute of France (IUF).

For five years, IUF members are relieved of two thirds of their classes, receive research funds, and are awarded the scientific excellence bonus.

In 2013, five professors from the University of Strasbourg have been nominated to IUF: a physician, an economist, a prehistorian, a chemist… and your servant! 🙂

This nomination is effective October 1, 2013, for a period of five years. Being under 40 years of age, I am nominated as “junior” member.

I am honored to receive such a distinction and to contribute through my research to scientific progress in the area of ancient Hebrew and Aramaic literature.

For more information on the University Institute of France, please visit iuf.amue.fr.

October 21 update:

A little souvenir from the installation ceremony in Sorbonne, Paris! 😉

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