Interview with the Director of the Maison des provinces de France
A radiologist working at the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris and a professor at the Sorbonne, I have been involved in international relations since the beginning of my career. My roles at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris are an extension of my commitments and actions.
The Cité internationale offers its residents the opportunity to open themselves up to other cultures, to study in a place conducive to work, the development of knowledge and personal fulfilment. What’s more, the Cité is a peaceful haven in a megapolis, whose architecture mixes classical and modern and where it is possible to profit from daily cultural and sportive activities.
The events are organised by the residents’ committee and the places of conviviality allow the house’s residents to meet each other and interact with other students who have different or similar academic interests. The diversity of languages, knowledge, experience, cultures and backgrounds allows everyone to widen their horizons concerning the world and its challenges.
For me, humanism is the most symbolic word of the Cité Universitaire. The Cité, according to the desires of its founders, is a place that is open to the world, interactions, knowledge, learning and culture. It allows each resident to freely find personal fulfilment and to open their range of possibilities with respect to others.
Guillaume Tronchet is the General Delegate of the national foundation Cité internationale universitaire de Paris since 9 January 2023. He has been appointed by a joint decision of Jean-Marc Sauvé, President of the Board of Directors of the national foundation, and Christophe Kerrero, Rector of the Île-de-France academic region, Rector of the Paris academy, Chancellor of the Universities of Paris and Île-de-France.