Working Groups and Steering Committees

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

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 Ian Dunn Provost Coventry University UNITED KINGDOM
    • Prof. Dr. Kornelia Freitag Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development Ruhr University Bochum GERMANY
    • Dr Romita Iucu President of Board of Trustees University of Bucharest ROMANIA
    • Mr Ruben Janssens Executive Committee member European Students Union (ESU) BELGIUM
    • Dr Manel Jiménez-Morales Vice-Rector for Educational Transformation, Culture and Communication Pompeu Fabra University - Barcelona SPAIN
    • Prof. Michael Murphy EUA President European University Association BELGIUM
    • Prof. Marja Sutela Vice-President Tampere University FINLAND
    • Prof. Marta Žuvić Vice-Rector for Quality Assurance and Enhancement 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. Hans-Joachim Bungartz Graduate Dean Technical University Munich GERMANY
    • Prof. Barbara Dooley Dean of Graduate Studies University College Dublin IRELAND
    • Prof. Luke Georghiou Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor University of Manchester UNITED KINGDOM
    • Dr Irma Grdzelidze Head of Quality Assurance Service Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University GEORGIA
    • Prof. Aleksandra Kanjuo Mrcela Head of the Doctoral School University of Ljubljana SLOVENIA
    • Dr Pirjo Nikander Research Director Tampere University FINLAND
    • Prof. Martine Rahier EUA vice-president/ MCO board member University of Neuchâtel SWITZERLAND
    • Prof. Mossadek Talby Professor, Director of the doctoral College Aix-Marseille University FRANCE
    • Prof. Andrei Terian-Dan Vice-Rector of Research, Innovation and Internationalization Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu ROMANIA
  • Research Policy Working Group

    • Prof. Peter-André Alt President German Rectors' Conference GERMANY
    • Prof. Henrik Bindslev Dean University of Southern Denmark DENMARK
    • Prof. Roman Boča Rector University of SS Cyril and Methodius in Trnava SLOVAKIA
    • Prof. Paul Boyle RPWG Chair, Vice-Chancellor Swansea University UNITED KINGDOM
    • Prof. Lech Dzienis FORMER RECTOR Bialystok University of Technology POLAND
    • Prof. Iain Gillespie Principal & Vice-Chancellor University of Dundee UNITED KINGDOM
    • Prof. Åse Gornitzka Chair of UHR-Research and Prorector at University of Oslo University of Oslo NORWAY
    • Prof. Sezer Sener Komsuoglu Former Rector Kocaeli University TURKEY
    • Prof. Matjaž Krajnc Vice-Rector for Science and Research University of Ljubljana SLOVENIA
    • Prof. Jari Kuusisto Rector University of Vaasa FINLAND
    • Prof. James Livesey Vice President for Research & Innovation National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) IRELAND
    • Prof. Jiri Malek Rector University of Pardubice CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Prof Claudio Pettinari Rector University of Camerino ITALY
    • Prof. Jean-Christophe Renauld Vice-Rector of Research Catholic University of Louvain BELGIUM
    • Prof. Sylvie Retailleau President Paris-Saclay University FRANCE
    • Prof. Astrid Soderbergh Widding Rector Stockholm University SWEDEN
    • Prof. Jean-Robert Tyran Vice-Rector for Research University of Vienna AUSTRIA
    • Prof. Dr. W.B.H.J (Wim) van de Donk President Tilburg University NETHERLANDS
    • Prof. Rui Vieira de Castro Rector University of Minho PORTUGAL
    • Prof. Sebastian Woerwag Rector Bern University of Applied Sciences SWITZERLAND
  • 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 Professor 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 Martínez Samper Vice President for Globalisation and Cooperation Open University of Catalonia SPAIN
    • Prof. Dušan Meško Former Vice-Rector Comenius University in Bratislava SLOVAKIA
    • 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 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 Delegate of the President, for Strategic Projects University of Zurich SWITZERLAND
  • EUA Innovation Ecosystems Expert Group

    • Prof. Emile Aarts Former Rector Tilburg University NETHERLANDS
    • Prof. Robert-Jan Brummer Vice-Rector 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 Rector University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro PORTUGAL
    • Prof. Peter Haring Bolivar Expert Group Chair, Former Vice-Rector for High Frequency and Quantum Electronics University of Siegen GERMANY
    • Prof. Toril A Nagelhus Hernes Vice Rector for Innovation and External Relations 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 Vice-Rector for Education 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 University of Antwerp BELGIUM
    • Prof. Janos Levendovszky Vice Rector of Science and Innovation Budapest University of Technology & Economics HUNGARY
    • Prof. Ray O'Neill Expert Group Vice-Chair, Vice President for Research and Innovation National University of Ireland, Maynooth IRELAND
    • Dr Christine Pirinoli Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland SWITZERLAND
    • Prof. Enrique Quesada Moraga Vice Chancellor for Research and Territorial development Cordoba University SPAIN
    • Dr Peter Riedler Vice Rector Financial Affairs, Resources and Location Development University of Graz AUSTRIA
    • Mrs Dorte Stigaard Innovation Director Aalborg University DENMARK
    • Prof. Karl Tombre Vice-president for European and International Strategy University of Lorraine FRANCE
    • Prof. Slawomir Wiak Director of the Institute of Mechatronics and Information Systems Lodz University of Technology POLAND
  • 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.
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