The University of California, Irvine is one of the 11 campuses of the University of California. The University of California is part of the state of California’s public university system. In 1960, the State Board of Education in California developed the California Master Plan for Higher Education, in conjunction with a team of U.C. Regents. Under this Plan, California initiated a three-tier public higher education system, including the California Community College, the California State University, and the University of California. The first University of California was located in Berkeley and established in 1868, and most recently, the University of California opened a new campus located in Northern California, called the University of California, Merced, which opened in 2005. Of the 11 University of California campuses, two are only open to graduate students. University of California San Francisco (UCSF) enrolls graduated students of medical and health sciences; the University of California Hastings, also in San Francisco, enrolls graduate students in legal studies. The California Master Plan for Higher Education is largely seen as a response to the growing demand for college campuses back in the 1950s. Veterans emerging from World War II increasingly sought higher education degrees, partly due to the G.I. Bill that promised to pay entire veterans’ education tuitions. The Master Plan anticipated an influx in college attendees with the postwar baby boom. The University of California system of college campuses ranks among world-class educational institutions.

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Antoine Santoni

June 17, 2010

Antoine Santoni est un homme d’affaires au parcours international qui amène une expérience et une compétence considérable dans sa position actuelle en tant que président du conseil d’administration de Luxgateway S.A. Il est notamment en charge des ventes en France et en Allemagne et supervise le business development de la société qui inclut principalement l’implémentation de solutions et la mise en œuvre de stratégies dans le domaine du marketing mobile. Avant de rejoindre le team de management Luxgateway, il a servit en tant que CEO à la cellule de recherche du suédois Tele2 (groupe INVIK), opérateur majeur paneuropéen de la téléphonie mobile. Dans le cadre des ces activités, il a entrepris un certain nombre d’initiatives pour amener Tele2 dans l’ère moderne de la téléphonie mobile, notamment en lançant il y a près de dix ans la télé mobile accessible partout dans le monde ainsi que les premiers tests de DVB-H (la TNT mobile) avec TdF en Lorraine et participé au grand projet des nouvelles technologies de l’UE, Enthrone II. Avant cela, il a occupé plusieurs positions clés de management notamment celle de vice-président du groupe RTL aux finances au Luxembourg, directeur des risques à Paribas à Francfort-sur-le-Main et celle de conseiller auprès du directoire de la Dresdner Bank alors qu’elle essayait de coopérer avec la BNP en son temps, banque dans laquelle il a commencé sa carrière. En plus de ces études de sciences politiques et économiques en Allemagne et aux Etats-Unis (Irvine), il est titulaire d’un doctorat de l’université de Darmstadt (Allemagne) qu’il a rédigé en collaboration avec la prestigieuse université de St. Gallen en Suisse avec le soutien de la Commission Européenne sur le sujet de « l’impact de la régulation de travail sur la croissance économique dans l’UE des 12 ». Il a été nommé conseiller du commerce extérieur de la France sous de Villepin en 2006 et reconduit en 2009.

About Antoine Santoni!

August 14, 2009

Mr. Antoine Santoni

Mr. Antoine Santoni

Currently serving as Speaker of the Management Board for Luxgateway SA in Luxembourg, Antoine Santoni is a leading expert in the European mobile technology industry. Antoine Santoni’s extensive experience and dynamic leadership have positioned the company for success in the mobile marketplace. In addition to implementing mobile marketing applications and strategies and designing and implementing an independent European content platform, Antoine Santoni submitted a patent for automatic recognition and encoding of videos on all mobile devices, which was approved in 2008. Through these efforts, among many others, Antoine Santoni has effectively placed Luxgateway SA at the forefront of mobile video technology. Much of Antoine Santoni’s experience in mobile video comes from his three years of service as CEO of Tele2 (INVIK Group) in Luxembourg. As CEO of Tele2, one of Europe’s largest and most prominent telecommunications firms, Antoine Santoni implemented a number of important initiatives to help the company invest in new technologies and better prepare for changes in the mobile telephone market. In his work, Antoine Santoni focused primarily on the convergence of television and telephone technologies. As such, Antoine Santoni led the launch of Mobile TV and DVB-H tests with TdF, as well as the EU Enthron II project. Antoine Santoni helped make Tele2 the first company in Europe to launch streaming mobile TV accessible anywhere in the world via a mobile phone. Outside of his work with Luxgateway, Antoine Santoni serves as an official Economic Adviser to the French Government. Antoine Santoni was appointed to this position in 2006 for three years and earned recommendation for an additional three years in 2009. Antoine Santoni possesses an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Augsburg in Germany and a Ph.D. from the University of Darmstadt.