Vincent Goubier

Professor of UCLy

5. Integral Human Development, Ecology and Ethics

Campus Lyon - Saint Paul
10 Place des archives 69002 Lyon


  • Academic director, Université Vie active Lyon Catholic University

Further information

Teaching areas

Management Ecology


Vincent GOUBIER has a doctorate in ecology and a degree in spatial planning. He is a lecturer and researcher at the UR CONFLUENCE: Sciences et Humanités (EA 1598).

After completing a post-doctorate at Auburn University (Alabama, USA), he spent several years leading an applied hydrobiology research team at UCLy and then ISARA, before taking responsibility for scientific training within the Catholic university network. He is currently head of UNIVA and chairman of the European ProCESS project https://process/project

His field of interest is management in complexity in relation to the ecological and societal transition.
  • Articles
    • Articles in peer-reviewed journals
      • BOYD, Claude, WATTEN, Ben, GOUBIER, Vincent, WU, R (1993). «Gas supersaturation in surface waters of aquaculture ponds». Aquacultural Engineering, 13, 1, 31-39.  [+]
      • JUGET, Jacques, GOUBIER, Vincent, BARTHELEMY, Dominique (1989). «Intrinsic and extrinsic variables controlling the productivity of asexual populations of Nais spp, (Naididae, Oligochaeta)». Hydrobiologia, 180, 1, 177-184.  [+]
  • Popularization & dissemination of research
    • (2019) «L’Université Vie Active, un creuset de culture attentif aux questionnements contemporains». December 2019, L’Essentiel. Revue annuelle de l’UCLy, Lyon, France, 59-63.
    • GOUBIER, Vincent (2017). «Le conflit, composante de l’humain». Revue de l’Université Catholique de Lyon, 32, 61-68.
    • (2015) «Savoir-être, intelligences et management QSE». 2015, L’Essentiel. Revue annuelle de l’UCLy, Lyon, France, 30-33.
  • Scientific collaborations
    • Participation in subsidized research contracts / projects
      • Project coordinator : Since 2021, Processing Complexity with Emotional, Sensorial and Spiritual capacities, 621398-EPP-1-2020-1-FR-EPPKA2-KA
  • Academic background
    • 1989 PhD, Influence de la fertilisation sur certains compartiments de l'étang de pisciculture, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
    • 1983 Diploma of Advanced Studies, Ecology, Microbiology, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
    • 1983 French Bachelor, Geography, Development and urban planning, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France
    • 1981 French Bachelor, Life sciences, Cell biology and plant development biology, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
  • Educational responsibilities and professional experiences
    • 2020 - 2021 Academic director, School for international careers of UCLy, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • Since 2017 Academic director, Université Vie active, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • 2005 - 2017 Academic director, ESQESE, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • 1996 - 2008 Academic director, ESTBB, Lyon Catholic University, France
  • Languages
    • English