Working Groups and Steering Committees

EUA establishes working groups, steering committees and task forces to guide its initiatives in specific areas where high-level expertise is needed. These include research and innovation policy, doctoral education, learning and teaching and digital transformation.

Learning & Teaching Steering Committee
This steering committee oversees EUA’s activities in the field of learning and teaching, specifically the EUA Learning and Teaching Initiative and the European Learning & Teaching Forum. It is composed of eight members, including a chair appointed by the EUA Board and one student appointed by the European Student Union.

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EUA Council for Doctoral Education Steering Committee
This steering committee manages the activities of the EUA Council for Doctoral Education. This includes preparing the annual work programme, identifying topics of interest for future activities and representing EUA-CDE in Europe and beyond. The EUA Board appoints members and one EUA Board member serves as an ex officio member of the steering committee.

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Research Policy Working Group
The Research Policy Working Group leads EUA’s policy activities in the area of research and innovation. It serves as an advisory body to the EUA Board and Council in preparing and promoting EUA policy positions on the topic. It also maintains a regular working dialogue with the relevant European institutions and other main European stakeholders in research and innovation policy.

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Expert Group on Science 2.0/Open Science
This expert group addresses the increasing complexity and implications of Science 2.0/Open Science. It guides EUA’s work on the topic with a view to support universities in a wide range of related issues such as Open Access to research publications and data, text and data mining and big data. The Expert Group reports to EUA Research Policy Working Group and the EUA Council.

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High-Level Group on Big Deals
This high-level group works to strengthen the Open Access movement and improve transparency of costs and conditions of “big deals” with scientific publishers. It serves as a response to an increased strategic importance identified by university leadership on the costs of publishing and expenditure for access to research publications. It offers a platform for dialogue and sharing best practices.

EUA Expert Group on Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation
The purpose of this group is to support institutions in the implementation and follow-up of Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) and to coordinate policy input to the European institutions. The expert group reports to the EUA Research Policy Working Group and to the EUA Council.

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  • Learning & Teaching Steering Committee

    • Dr Romita Iucu President of Board of Trustees University of Bucharest ROMANIA
    • Dr Manel Jiménez-Morales Vice-Rector for Educational Transformation, Culture and Communication Pompeu Fabra University - Barcelona SPAIN
    • Prof Anne Lequy former Rector Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences GERMANY
    • Prof. Stephanie Marshall Vice Principal for Education Queen Mary University of London UNITED KINGDOM
    • Mr Andrej Pirjevec Executive Committee Member European Students Union (ESU) SLOVENIA
    • Prof. Marja Sutela Vice-President Tampere University FINLAND
    • Dr Manuel João Tavares Mendes Costa Pro-rector University of Minho PORTUGAL
    • Prof. Marta Žuvić Vice rector University of Rijeka CROATIA
  • EUA Council for Doctoral Education Steering Committee

    • Prof. Paolo Biscari Dean of PhD School, Professor of Physics Politecnico di Milano ITALY
    • Prof. Barbara Dooley Dean of Graduate Studies University College Dublin IRELAND
    • Prof. Åse Gornitzka Chair of UHR-Research and Pro-Rector University of Oslo NORWAY
    • Prof. Irma Grdzelidze Head of Quality Assurance Service Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University GEORGIA
    • Prof. Peter Heinrich Hanenberg Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation Catholic University of Portugal PORTUGAL
    • Prof. Aleksandra Kanjuo Mrcela former Head of the Doctoral School and EUA-CDE Steering Committee Chair University of Ljubljana SLOVENIA
    • Prof. Pirjo Nikander Research Director Tampere University FINLAND
    • Prof. Martine Rahier EUA Viceprésident, former Rector University of Neuchâtel SWITZERLAND
    • Prof. Andrei Terian Vice-Rector of Research, Innovation and Internationalization Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu ROMANIA
    • Prof. Karin van Wingerde Director, Graduate School of Law Erasmus University Rotterdam NETHERLANDS
  • Research Policy Working Group

    • Prof. Elchin Babayev Rector Baku State University AZERBAIJAN
    • Prof. Paul Boyle RPWG Chair, Vice-Chancellor Swansea University UNITED KINGDOM
    • Prof Volodymyr Bugrov Rector Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv UKRAINE
    • Prof. Kimete Canaj Vice-Rector for International Relations University “Fehmi Agani” Gjakove **OTHER**
    • Prof. Rui Castro Rector University of Minho PORTUGAL
    • Prof. Senena Corbalan Garcia Vice-rector for research University of Murcia SPAIN
    • Prof. Irene-Anna Diakidoy Professor, Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs University of Cyprus CYPRUS
    • Prof. Ciprian Dobre Professor at the Computer Science Department University Politehnica of Bucharest ROMANIA
    • Prof. Nathalie DRACH-TEMAM President, Sorbonne University, France Sorbonne University FRANCE
    • Prof. Iain Gillespie Principal & Vice-Chancellor University of Dundee UNITED KINGDOM
    • Prof. Åse Gornitzka Chair of UHR-Research and Pro-Rector University of Oslo NORWAY
    • Prof. Michael Hübner Vice President for Research and Transfer Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg - BTU GERMANY
    • Prof. Vaiva Lesauskaite Vice Rector for Research Lithuanian University of Health Sciences LITHUANIA
    • Prof. Jim Livesey Vice President Research & Innovation University of Galway IRELAND
    • Prof Claudio Pettinari Rector University of Camerino ITALY
    • Prof. Jean-Christophe Renauld Vice-Rector of Research University of Louvain BELGIUM
    • Prof. Václav Snášel Rector VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Prof. Astrid Soderbergh Widding Rector Stockholm University SWEDEN
    • Prof. Natasa Ulrih Dean of Biotechnical Faculty University of Ljubljana SLOVENIA
    • Prof. Wim Van De Donk President Tilburg University NETHERLANDS
    • Prof. Mari Walls President, Tampere University Tampere University FINLAND
    • Prof. Sebastian Woerwag Rector Bern University of Applied Sciences SWITZERLAND
    • Prof. Elżbieta Zadzinska Rector University of Lódz POLAND
  • Expert Group on Science 2.0/Open Science

    • Dr Sara Decoster Open Science staff member KU Leuven BELGIUM
    • Prof. Mirko degli Esposti Deputy Rector University of Bologna ITALY
    • Prof. Jean-Pierre Finance Prof. Emeritus University of Lorraine FRANCE
    • Mr John FitzGerald Director of Information Services and University Librarian University College Cork IRELAND
    • Dr. Andras Gelencser Vice-President Hungarian Rectors' Conference HUNGARY
    • Prof. Norbert Lossau Vice-President University of Goettingen GERMANY
    • Prof. Karel C.A.M. Luyben Rector Magnificus Emeritus Delft University of Technology NETHERLANDS
    • Dr Pastora Martinez Samper Vice President for Globalization and Cooperation Open University of Catalonia SPAIN
    • Mrs Victoria Moody Deputy Director and Director of Impact Jisc UNITED KINGDOM
    • Prof. Marek Niezgodka Director of the Center for Digital Science and Techology Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University POLAND
    • Mrs Eeva Nyrövaara Development manager Universities Finland UNIFI FINLAND
    • Prof. Tomáš Polívka Vice-Rector for Research University of South Bohemia in Ceské Budejovice CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Prof. Alexander Refsum Jensenius Associate Professor/Deputy Director University of Oslo NORWAY
    • Mr Eloy Rodrigues Library Director University of Minho PORTUGAL
    • Mr Mogens Sandfaer Head of National Open Research Analytics Technical University of Denmark DENMARK
    • Ms Caroline Schober-Trummler Vice-Rector Research Medical University of Graz AUSTRIA
    • Mr Wilhelm Widmark Library Director Stockholm University SWEDEN
    • Mr Daniel Wyler Emerit Professor University of Zurich SWITZERLAND
  • EUA Innovation Ecosystems Expert Group

    • Prof. Emile Aarts Former Rector Tilburg University NETHERLANDS
    • Prof. Robert Brummer Pro-Vice-Chancellor Örebro University SWEDEN
    • Prof. Annick Castiaux Rector University of Namur BELGIUM
    • Prof. Adrian Curaj Head of the UNESCO Chair on Science and Innovation Policies National University of Political Studies and Public Administration ROMANIA
    • Prof. António Fernandes Fontaínhas Former Rector University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro PORTUGAL
    • Prof. Peter Haring Bolivar Expert Group Chair, Former Vice-President for Research University of Siegen GERMANY
    • Prof. Toril A Nagelhus Hernes Pro-Rector for Innovation Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) NORWAY
    • Prof. Donato Iacobucci Rector's Delegate for Entrepreneurship Marche Polytechnic University ITALY
    • Prof. Stanislav Kmet Rector Technical university of Kosice SLOVAKIA
    • Prof. Milena Králíčková Rector Charles University CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Prof. Janne Laine Vice - President for Innovation Aalto University FINLAND
    • Prof. John Latham Vice-Chancellor Coventry University UNITED KINGDOM
    • Prof. Silvia Lenaerts Vice-Rector for Valorisation and Development University of Antwerp BELGIUM
    • Prof. Janos Levendovszky Vice- Rector for Science and Innovation Budapest University of Technology and Economics HUNGARY
    • Prof. Ray O'Neill Expert Group Vice-Chair, Vice President for Research and Innovation Maynooth University IRELAND
    • Dr Christine Pirinoli Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland SWITZERLAND
    • Dr Peter Riedler Vice-Rector University of Graz AUSTRIA
    • Mrs Dorte Stigaard Director of Innovation Aalborg University DENMARK
    • Prof. Karl Tombre Vice-president for european and international strategy University of Lorraine FRANCE
    • Prof. Slawomir Wiak Lodz University of Technology POLAND
  • Digital Transformation Steering Committee

    • Dr Diana Andone Director e-Learning Centre "Politehnica" University of Timisoara ROMANIA
    • Lluís Alfons Ariño CIO Rovira i Virgili University SPAIN
    • Prof. Yves Deville President for the Digital University and Open Science University of Louvain BELGIUM
    • Ian Dunn Provost Digitalisation Coventry University UNITED KINGDOM
    • Dr Pekka Kahkipuro Chief Information Officer Tampere University FINLAND
    • Prof. Dr Manfred Krafczyk Vice President for Digital Affairs and Technology Transfer Technische Universität Braunschweig GERMANY
    • Dr Ronald Maier Vice Rector for Digitalisation and Knowledge Transfer University of Vienna AUSTRIA
    • Dr Susanne Schumacher Co-Chair Digital Council Zurich University of the Arts SWITZERLAND
  • Digital Transformation Advisory Board

    • Prof. Marcin Dąbrowski Chancellor (digitalisation strategy) Warsaw School of Economics POLAND
    • Sharon Flynn Project Manager Enhancing Digital Teaching & Learning Irish Universities Association (IUA) IRELAND
    • Mr Darco Jansen Manager Open Access & Open Science Universities of the Netherlands (UNL) NETHERLANDS
    • Mr Alexander Knoth Senior Expert Digitalisation German Academic Exchange Service GERMANY
    • Dr Fredrika Lagergren Senior Lecturer and Advisor to Vice-Chancellors University of Gothenburg SWEDEN
    • Prof. Malcolm Langford Professor of Public Law University of Oslo NORWAY
    • Prof. Jaroslav Porubän Vice-Rector for Development and External Relations Technical university of Kosice SLOVAKIA
    • Dr Pedro M. Ruiz Executive Secretary of Crue-TIC and Vice-president for Strategy and Digital University in Univ. of Murcia University of Murcia SPAIN
    • Prof. Dr Lothar Thiele Associate Vice President for Digital Transformation ETH Zurich SWITZERLAND
    • Dr Claudia Von der Linden Vice Rector for Digitalisation and Change Management Graz University of Technology AUSTRIA
  • EUA Ukraine task force

    • Mr Gerhard Duda GERMANY
    • Prof. Milena Králíčková Rector Charles University CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Prof. Jerzy Lis Presidium member Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland POLAND
    • Prof., PhD. Jana Mojzisova professor University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice SLOVAKIA
    • Dr James Rodgers Assistant Vice-President for Global Engagement City University, London UNITED KINGDOM
    • Prof. Mykola Trofymenko Rector Mariupol State University UKRAINE
    • Prof. Anne Weyembergh Vice-Rector for External Relations and Cooperation Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) BELGIUM
    • Dr. Mychailo (Mike) Wynnyckyj Associate Professor National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy UKRAINE
  • Green Deal Group

    • Prof. Christophe Den Auwer Professor, Research Institute of Chemistry of Nice Université Côte d’Azur FRANCE
    • Dr Halliday Douglas Director of the Multidisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Durham University UNITED KINGDOM
    • Prof. Radu Dudău Associate Professor of International Relations University of Bucharest ROMANIA
    • Chris Foulds Associate Professor, Global Sustainability Institute Anglia Ruskin University UNITED KINGDOM
    • Ylva Hillbur Pro vice-chancellor International Relations Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SWEDEN
    • Barbara Koch Full Professor for Remote Sensing and Landscape Information Systems University of Freiburg GERMANY
    • Prof Fabrice Lemoine Professor University of Lorraine FRANCE
    • Prof. Silvia Lenaerts Vice-Rector for Valorisation and Development University of Antwerp BELGIUM
    • Prof. María del Carmen Llasat Professor of Atmospheric Physics University of Barcelona SPAIN
    • Dr Wim Melis Associate Professor University of Greenwich UNITED KINGDOM
    • Prof. Mariia Ruda Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Safety and Environmental Protection Lviv Polytechnic National University UKRAINE
    • Prof. Deborah Stanistreet Associate Professor of Public Health Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland IRELAND
    • Prof. Szymon Szewrański Professor, Head of Institute of Spatial Economy Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences - UPWr POLAND
    • Prof. Gyula Zilahy Professor of Business Sustainability, Department of Environmental Economics and Sustainability Budapest University of Technology and Economics HUNGARY
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