Call for applications for the EUA task-and-finish group on artificial intelligence (AI)

EUA is looking for members of a task-and-finish group to oversee a year-long project on artificial intelligence.

For universities, the potential of using AI technologies to enhance university missions and operations continues to generate interest. Actual and possible use cases – whether in driving data-driven governance, predicting learner outcomes, promoting efficient use of resources or automating research workflows – are multiplying, and they have all gained in importance with the mass use of generative AI. To support members in responding to these advancements and to weigh up the risk versus benefit of AI innovations, EUA will establish a dedicated line of work on the topic. The year-long work programme, beginning in March 2024, will be overseen by a task-and finish group.

Members of this group will contribute expert insight, from their institutional perspective, to tackle pressing questions related to privacy, digital sovereignty, and data availability and quality. Collectively, the group will examine the importance of culture, community and the preservation of human oversight in the rollout of AI technologies.

Further information on the remit, composition and working modes of the group are outlined in the Terms of Reference. Interested candidates, who fulfil the below-listed criteria, are invited to outline their motivation for applying and upload a CV detailing relevant experience via the application form no later than Friday 2 February. Applicants should:

  • represent an EUA member institution;
  • hold a senior leadership position with responsibility for oversight of digital transformation within their institution, including but not limited to Open Science, data sharing, learning & teaching development, and related management processes and technologies;
  • have experience in the development of institutional policies on the use of digital technologies, ideally, showing a good understanding of the impact of artificial intelligence tools on practices relating to education, research, innovation and knowledge transfer;
  • demonstrate understanding of EU-level policy developments in the digital sphere and active participation in national and international debates on artificial intelligence, digital sovereignty, privacy, procurement and data governance.

In addition to candidates’ eligibility, diversity of expertise as well as geographical and gender balance will be taken into account when selecting task-and-finish group members.

Applicants will be informed of the call results towards the end of February.  Questions can be addressed to EUA Director for Policy Coordination and Foresight, Thomas Jorgensen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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