The team

The Founder

Monique Canto-Sperber has a long-standing commitment to higher education and has led several important initiatives in this field. She directed the École normale supérieure from 2005 to 2012, before working on the creation of Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL) in 2011 and serving as its president from 2012 to 2014.

Monique Canto-Sperber has lived and taught at several international institutions, in particular at Oxford, Princeton and Stanford. She has published more than fifteen books, translated into several languages, many of which are still widely read across universities to this day (Dictionnaire d’éthique et de philosophie morale (1996-2004), La Philosophie grecque (1998), Éthiques grecques (2003), L’Idée de guerre juste (2009), La Fin des libertés (2019), Sauver la liberté d’expression (2021))

She has also published books and articles on education, including L’Oligarchie de l’excellence, les meilleures études pour le plus grand nombre (2017) and, on education in general : Une École qui peut mieux faire (2022).

The various tips

Atouts+, a French-style liberal arts college, is a higher education establishment supported by a non-profit association. It is governed by three boards:

  • the Board of Directors
  • the Scientific Council
  • the Pupils' Council composed of student representatives and a social mobility scrutineer (Olivier Abillon)

The members of these three bodies all have extensive experience either in teaching or in the management of higher education institutions.


The following are members of these boards:

Teachers and lecturers

All Atouts+ teachers and lecturers are professors at French and foreign universities, teachers of preparatory classes, young researchers and PhDs for tutorials, post-docs and prestigious intellectual and scientific personalities.

A team of committed teachers, convinced of the values of transmission and concerned about student success.


Find out how to apply for Atouts+, a French-style liberal art college