The FEDE Doctoral School

The FEDE Doctoral School

Each doctoral student is affiliated with the FEDE doctoral school, organised into 3 research and publication divisions:

– The Trends division (Luxury, Design, Culture, Tourism) under the responsability of Prof. Jean-Louis Bischoff
– The Innovation division (Sustainable Health, Computer Technologies, Technology) under the responsability of Alain Tobelem
– The Governance division (Management, Finance, Banking, Marketing, Human Resources) under the responsability of Jean-Noël Vallée

The doctoral school is under the responsability of Prof. Jean-Louis Bischoff Ph.D. Philosophy and the Scientific Committee, led by 3 division directors and 8 personalities internationally renowned for their expertise and their international network.

The Scientific Committee

Jean-Louis Bischoff
Scientific Director


Jean-Louis Bischoff holds a Ph.D. (École Pratique des Hautes Études) and is a qualified research director (University of Artois).

He holds a diploma from IFER (Institute for Religious Studies and Learning), and serves an associate researcher (Literature and Cultural Laboratory – in-house team member of the “Literature and Cultures of Childhood and the Youth/Robinson Center”) at the University of Artois.

A specialist of trends, Jean-Louis Bischoff has always served in the music, communication and leisure industry: from production of music performances (Elysée Montmatre), cinematographic events (Max Linder), to communication assignments (Youth Card initiative of the Secretary of State for Youth and Sport, Lille City Council, the French national lottery).

A philosophy professor in higher education, lecturer at various art and luxury higher education institutes, and at the ISP (Higher Institute of Pedagogy) in Paris on the themes of design and contemporary trends, Jean-Louis Bischoff offers research based on the philosophy of religions, the re-composition of faith and sacred aspects of contemporary pop culture, perception of trends, philosophy of education and philosophy of aesthetics.

Jean-Louis Bischoff is the FEDE Research Director, the Scientific Director at the FEDE doctoral school and Director of the Trends Division.

Alain Tobelem
Scientific Director


Alain Tobelem holds a Ph.D. in development economics (Sorbonne-Paris University), and is a qualified research director for management research (University of Nice).

He holds diplomas from Sciences Po, Institute for Higher Studies on Latin America, CELSA and Sorbonne-Paris University (Hispanic and Portuguese languages and civilizations).

He speaks four languages (French, English, Spanish and Portuguese), Alain Tobelem has worked in over 75 countries for many international organizations:

  • International Development Center (CID) in Paris alongside Josué de Castro (geopolitical expert on hunger issues);
  • UNESCO as an expert on functional adult literacy and on education economics and financing;
  • World Bank as an expert on education financing, then as the main expert on institutional development;
  • International Bureau for Employment (BIT) as project manager for the Brazilian Minister for Employment.

A qualified research director for management studies, he gives lectures on management, project management and competitive intelligence at CERAM (Sophia Antipolis, France), the National School of Administration of Portugal, the International Institute for Public Administration (IIAP, a program of the French National School for Administration-ENA), and in the ENAs in Tunisia and Rabat.

He also gives lectures on research methodology at several international universities: Nice, Shanghai and Hanoi.

Alain Tobelem is the Director of the Governance Division of the FEDE doctoral school.

Jean-Noël Vallée
Scientific Director


Jean-Noël Vallée is a medical doctor (Necker – Paris V University), a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine and a qualified research director for neuroscience research.

He also holds a Ph.D. in Physical Sciences (Paris 13 University), a graduate diploma from the Faculty of Literature (University of Lyon 3), an undergraduate diploma from the Institute of Business Administration (University of Lyon 3), a diploma from a Grande Ecole for Engineering (INSA Lyon) and a 4D Road Map International Certificate (4D work on the brain’s cellular structure).

With diplomas in Radiology and Medical Imaging, Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Radiotherapy, Jean-Noël Vallée is a specialist of Diagnostic & Interventional Neuroradiology. His expertise serves in endovascular interventions: brain aneurysms, vascular malformations and spinal conditions.

He was formerly an intern and Assistant Clinic Head for Paris public hospitals.

Jean-Noël Vallée is the Director of the Innovation Division of the FEDE doctoral school.

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