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

    • Mr Paolo Cherubini Deputy Rector and Pro-Rector for Education University of Milan Bicocca ITALY
    • Jolanta Choińska-Mika Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Quality of Educatio University of Warsaw POLAND
    • Mr Ian Dunn Vice Chancellor (Student Experience) Coventry University UNITED KINGDOM
    • Prof. Dr. Kornelia Freitag Vice Rector for Teaching, Continuing Education and Inte Ruhr University Bochum GERMANY
    • Miss Gohar Hovhannisyan Executive Committee member European Students Union (ESU) BELGIUM
    • Michael Murphy EUA Board member European University Association IRELAND
    • Ms. Riitta Pyykkö Vice Rector for Education University of Turku FINLAND
    • Mr. Oliver Vettori Director Programme and Quality Management Vienna University of Economics and Business AUSTRIA
  • EUA Council for Doctoral Education Steering Committee

    • Prof. Paolo Biscari Dean, PhD School Politecnico di Milano ITALY
    • Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Bungartz Graduate Dean Technical University Munich GERMANY
    • Prof. Dr. Edwin Constable Vice-Rector University of Basel SWITZERLAND
    • Barbara Dooley Dean of Graduate Studies University College Dublin IRELAND
    • Professor Luke Georghiou Chair, Vice-rector University of Manchester UNITED KINGDOM
    • Prof. Dr Aleksandra Kanjuo Mrčela Director of the Graduate School University of Ljubljana SLOVENIA
    • Prof. Timo Korkeamäki Professor of Financial Economics Hanken School of Economics FINLAND
    • Prof. Dr. Murat Ozgoren Vice-Rector Dokuz Eylül University TURKEY
    • Prof. Martine Rahier Chair RPWG, EUA Vice-President European University Association SWITZERLAND
    • Prof. Mossadek Talby Director of the Doctoral School of Physics Aix-Marseille University FRANCE
  • Research Policy Working Group

    • Prof. Peter-André Alt President German Rectors' Conference GERMANY
    • Prof. Helen Dannetun Vice-Chancellor Association of Swedish Higher Education SWEDEN
    • Prof. Richard Davies Vice Chancellor Swansea University UNITED KINGDOM
    • Prof. Lech Dzienis Rector Bialystok University of Technology POLAND
    • Prof. Lokesh Joshi Vice-President National University of Ireland Galway (NUI) IRELAND
    • Prof. Peter Kjær Prorector Roskilde University DENMARK
    • Prof. Sezer Sener Komsuoglu Former rector Kocaeli University TURKEY
    • Prof. Matjaž Krajnc Vice-Rector for Science and Research University of Ljubljana SLOVENIA
    • Prof. Liisa Laakso Rector Universities Finland UNIFI FINLAND
    • Prof. Jan Lata Rector University of Ostrava CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Prof. Ignace Lemahieu Director of the Research Department Ghent University BELGIUM
    • Prof. Maria Cristina Messa Rector University of Milan Bicocca ITALY
    • Prof. Pierre Mutzenhardt Rector University of Lorraine FRANCE
    • Prof. Martine Rahier Chair RPWG, EUA Vice-President European University Association SWITZERLAND
    • Prof. Robert Redhammer Vice-President Slovak Rectors' Conference SLOVAKIA
    • Prof. Maria Teresa Roldan Arjona Vice-Rector for Research Córdoba University SPAIN
    • Prof. Dag Rune Olsen Rector University of Bergen NORWAY
    • Prof. Elmer Sterken Rector University of Groningen NETHERLANDS
    • Prof. Jean-Robert Tyran Vice-Rector for Research University of Vienna AUSTRIA
    • Prof. Rui Vieira de Castro Rector University of Minho PORTUGAL
  • Expert Group on Science 2.0/Open Science

    • Prof. Koen Becking President of Tilburg University Tilburg University NETHERLANDS
    • Prof. Petr Dvorák Vice-Rector for Research Masaryk University CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Prof. Jean-Pierre Finance Chair, former president Club des Organismes de Recherche Associés (CLORA) FRANCE
    • Mr John Fitzgerald Director of Information Services and University Librari University College Cork IRELAND
    • Prof. Eero Hyvonen Advisor, Professor Department of Computer Science Aalto University FINLAND
    • Dr Neil Jacobs UNITED KINGDOM
    • Prof. Norbert Lossau Vice President for Research and Information Infrastruct University of Goettingen GERMANY
    • Prof. Karel Luyben Rector Magnificus Emeritus Delft University of Technology NETHERLANDS
    • Dr Pastora Martinez Samper Vice President for Globalization and Cooperation Open University of Catalonia SPAIN
    • Prof. Dusan Mesko former Vice-Rector Comenius University in Bratislava SLOVAKIA
    • Prof. Jukka Mönkkönen Rector Universities Finland UNIFI FINLAND
    • Prof. Marek Niezgodka Professor in Computer Science University of Warsaw POLAND
    • Dr Attila Péterfalvi HUNGARY
    • Prof. Alexander Refsum Jensenius Associate Professor, Deputy Director RITMO University of Oslo NORWAY
    • Prof. Bernard Rentier Advisor Rectors' Conference, French Community of Belgium BELGIUM
    • Mr Eloy Rodrigues Director Documentation Services University of Minho PORTUGAL
    • Mr Mogens Sandfær Head of Bibliometrics & Data Management Technical University of Denmark DENMARK
    • Prof. Caroline Schober-Trummler Vice Rector for Research and International Medical University of Graz AUSTRIA
    • Mr Robert Van De Vooren Advisor Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) NETHERLANDS
    • Mrs Inge Van Nieuwerburgh Scholarly Communication Manager Ghent University BELGIUM
    • Mr Wilhelm Widmark Director Stockholm University SWEDEN
    • Prof. Daniel Wyler Former Vice-President for Medicine and Science University of Zurich SWITZERLAND
  • EUA Expert Group on Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation

    • Prof. Martin Bares Vice-Rector for Development Masaryk University CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Prof. Jaume Carot Vice-Rector for Research University of Balearic Islands SPAIN
    • Prof. Koen De Bosschere Professor of Computer Science Ghent University BELGIUM
    • Prof. António Augusto Fontainhas Fernandes Rector Portuguese National Conference of Rectors PORTUGAL
    • Prof. Kostas Gouliamos Rector European University of Cyprus CYPRUS
    • Prof. Peter Haring Bolivar Chair, Vice-President for Research University of Siegen GERMANY
    • Prof. Donato Iacobucci Rector's Delegate for Innovation and Technology Transfe Marche Polytechnic University ITALY
    • Prof. Stanislav Kmet Rector Technical University of Kosice SLOVAKIA
    • Prof. Jari Kuusisto Rector University of Vaasa FINLAND
    • Prof. John Latham Vice-Chancellor Coventry University UNITED KINGDOM
    • Prof. László Nádai Vice-rector for R&D and international affairs Obuda University HUNGARY
    • Prof. Ray O'Neill Vice-Chair, Vice President for Research and Innovation National University of Ireland, Maynooth IRELAND
    • Prof. Marcin Palys Rector University of Warsaw POLAND
    • Prof. Tudor Prisecaru Vice Rector University Politehnica of Bucharest ROMANIA
    • Dr Peter Riedler Vice Rector Financial Affairs, Resources and Location D University of Graz AUSTRIA
    • Prof. Karl Tombre Vice-president European and International Strategy University of Lorraine FRANCE
    • Prof. Peter Värbrand Deputy Vice-chancellor Responsibility External Relation Linköping University SWEDEN
  • 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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