EUA elections 2023

The European University Association will hold elections to fill several positions during the Association’s 25th General Assembly, taking place in Gdánsk, Poland, on 20 April 2023.

The Assembly will be invited to vote for the EUA President and for their preferred Board candidates for the period 2023-2027. Candidates were put forward for endorsement based on the recommendation of the EUA Nominations Committee, which oversaw the selection and interview process following a call for nominees. Profiles for Presidential candidates, endorsed by EUA Council in October 2022, are featured below. Profiles for the following Board candidates, endorsed at the 27 January Council meeting, will be added in due course:

  • Vincent Blondel, Rector, Université catholique de Louvain (BE)
  • Patrick Lévy, former President, Grenoble-Alpes Université (FR), and current EUA Board member
  • Marcin Pałys, former Rector, University of Warsaw (PL), and current EUA Board member
  • George Sharvashidze, former Rector, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (GE)
  • Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Rector, Stockholm University (SE)
  • Maurizio Tira, former Rector, University of Brescia (IT)
  • Wim van de Donk, Rector, University of Tilburg (NL)
  • Josep-Maria Garrell i Guiu, former Rector, Ramon Llull University (ES), and current EUA Board member (only to be included on the ballot in the event that he is not elected President for the same term)

The new EUA President will take office from 1 July 2023, after the term of office of Michael Murphy comes to an end. Successful Board candidates will take office immediately following the April elections.

Further information on the voting eligibility of EUA members and the criteria for nomination of proxy representatives can be found on the General Assembly webpage.

Presidential candidates

  • Janet BeerVice-Chancellor (until end 2022), University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

  • Josep Maria Garrell i GuiuFormer Rector, Ramon Llull University, Spain, and EUA Board member

  • Ivanka PopovićFormer Rector, University of Belgrade, Serbia, and EUA Board member

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