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.

See the Learning & Teaching Steering Committee members

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.

See the EUA Council for Doctoral Education Steering Committee members

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.

See the Research Policy Working Group members

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.

See the Expert Group on Science 2.0/Open Science members

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.

See the EUA Expert Group on Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation members

  • Learning and Teaching Steering Committee

    • Lequy Anne
      Germany
      Chair of the group
      EUA Board member
      Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
    • Axelsson Karin
      Sweden
      Deputy-Vice-Chancellor
      Linköping University
    • Emplit Philippe
      BELGIUM
      Professeur
      Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
    • Jost Christiane
      GERMANY
      Vice-President of Academic and International Affairs
      RheinMain University of Applied Sciences
    • Marshall Stephanie
      UNITED KINGDOM
      Vice Principal for Education
      Deputy President and Principal
    • Pageze Joanne
      FRANCE
      Vice President for Internationalisation
      University of Bordeaux
    • Pirjevec Andrej
      SLOVENIA
      Executive Committee Member
      European Students Union (ESU)
    • Tavares Mendes Costa Manuel João
      PORTUGAL
      Pro-rector
      University of Minho
  • Research and Innovation Strategy Group

    • Boyle Paul
      UNITED KINGDOM
      Chair of the group
      RPWG Chair, Vice-Chancellor
      Swansea University
    • Babayev Elchin
      AZERBAIJAN
      Rector
      Baku State University
    • Bugrov Volodymyr
      UKRAINE
      Rector
      Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
    • Canaj Kimete
      KOSOVO
      Vice-Dean for Research and Innovation
      University “Fehmi Agani” Gjakove
    • Diakidoy Irene-Anna
      CYPRUS
      Professor, Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs
      University of Cyprus
    • Dobre Ciprian
      ROMANIA
      Professor at the Computer Science Department
      University Politehnica of Bucharest
    • Drach-Temam Nathalie
      FRANCE
      President
      Sorbonne University
    • Garcia Senena Corbalan
      SPAIN
      Vice-rector for research
      University of Murcia
    • Gillespie Iain
      UNITED KINGDOM
      Principal & Vice-Chancellor
      University of Dundee
    • Gornitzka Åse
      NORWAY
      Chair of UHR-Research and Pro-Rector
      University of Oslo
    • Hübner Michael
      GERMANY
      Vice President for Research and Transfer
      Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg - BTU
    • Lesauskaite Vaiva
      LITHUANIA
      Vice Rector for Research
      Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
    • Livesey Jim
      IRELAND
      Vice President Research & Innovation
      University of Galway
    • Pettinari Claudio
      ITALY
      Rector
      University of Camerino
    • Poklar Ulrih Natasa
      SLOVENIA
      Dean of Biotechnical Faculty
      University of Ljubljana
    • Renauld Jean-Christophe
      BELGIUM
      Vice-Rector of Research
      University of Louvain
    • Snášel Václav
      CZECH REPUBLIC
      Rector
      VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava
    • Söderbergh Widding Astrid
      Sweden
      President
      Stockholm University
    • Walls Mari
      FINLAND
      Former President , Tampere University
      Tampere University
    • Wörwag Sebastian
      SWITZERLAND
      Rector
      Bern University of Applied Sciences
    • Żądzińska Elżbieta
      POLAND
      Rector
      University of Lódz
  • EUA Ukraine task force

    • Popovic Ivanka
      SERBIA
      Chair of the group
      Vice-President/Former Rector
      University of Belgrade
    • Duda Gerhard
      GERMANY
      Head of Research Policy department
      German Rectors' Conference
    • Králíčková Milena
      CZECH REPUBLIC
      President
      Czech Rectors' Conference
    • Lis Jerzy
      POLAND
      Rector
      Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland
    • Mojzisova Jana
      SLOVAKIA
      PhD. Jana Mojzisova,professor
      University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice
    • Trofymenko Mykola
      UKRAINE
      Rector
      Mariupol State University
  • EUA Council for Doctoral Education Steering Committee

    • Kanjuo Mrcela Aleksandra
      SLOVENIA
      Chair of the group
      former Head of the Doctoral School and EUA-CDE Steering Committee Chair
      University of Ljubljana
    • Gornitzka Åse
      NORWAY
      Chair of UHR-Research and Pro-Rector
      University of Oslo
    • Grdzelidze Irma
      GEORGIA
      Head of Strategic development office
      Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
    • Hanenberg Peter Heinrich
      PORTUGAL
      Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation
      Catholic University of Portugal
    • MacPhail Ann
      IRELAND
      Associate Vice-President of the Doctoral College
      University of Limerick
    • Nikander Pirjo
      FINLAND
      Research Director
      Tampere University
    • Terian Andrei
      ROMANIA
      Vice-Rector of Research, Innovation and Internationalization
      Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
    • Tira Maurizio
      Italy
      EUA Board Member
      University of Brescia
    • Zattin Massimiliano
      ITALY
      Vice Rector for Postgraduate and Doctorate Programmes
      University of Padua
    • van Wingerde Karin
      NETHERLANDS
      Director, Graduate School of Law
      Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Task and Finish Group on the EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme

    • Bahun Sanja
      UNITED KINGDOM
      Dean of Postgraduate Research and Education
      University of Essex
    • Bengtsson Stefan
      SWEDEN
      President and CEO
      Chalmers University of Technology
    • Brummer Robert
      SWEDEN
      Pro-Vice-Chancellor
      Örebro University
    • Buzan Elena
      SLOVENIA
      Professor
      University of Primorska
    • Coudreau Thomas
      FRANCE
      Deputy General Director Research, Education and Innovation
      Sorbonne University
    • Demetriades Marios
      CYPRUS
      Director of Research and Innovation Support Service
      University of Cyprus
    • Leino Reko
      FINLAND
      Vice-Rector for Research
      Åbo Akademi University
    • Pavalkis Dainius
      LITHUANIA
      Professor
      Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
    • Puskarova Paula
      SLOVAKIA
      Vice-Rector for Research and Doctoral Studies
      University of Economics in Bratislava
    • Raud Taivo
      ESTONIA
      Director of Development
      University of Tartu
    • Sipido Karin
      BELGIUM
      Head of the Division of Experimental Cardiology
      KU Leuven
    • Wozniak Lucyna Alicja
      POLAND
      Vice-Rector for Research Strategy and International Relations
      Medical University of Lodz
  • Leadership Development Programme Advisory Board

    • Kulesza Agata
      POLAND
      Chair of the group
      Acting Secretary General
      Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland
    • Adolfsson Hans
      Sweden
      Vice-Chancellor
      Umeå University
    • Garrell Josep M.
      SPAIN
      Board Member
      Ramon Llull University
    • Girtu Mihai
      ROMANIA
      Vice-Rector for Research
      Ovidius University of Constantza
    • Leinonen Eeva
      Ireland
      President
      Maynooth University
    • Lequy Anne
      Germany
      EUA Board member
      Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
    • Prijic-Samarzija Snjezana
      CROATIA
      Rector
      University of Rijeka
    • Verlaeckt Koen
      Belgium
      Secretary General
      Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR)
    • Zeps Arturs
      LATVIA
      Vice-Rector for Strategic Development and Finance
      Riga Technical University
  • Expert Group on Innovation

    • Nagelhus Hernes Toril A
      NORWAY
      Chair of the group
      Pro-Rector for Innovation
      Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
    • Brummer Robert
      SWEDEN
      Pro-Vice-Chancellor
      Örebro University
    • Castiaux Annick
      BELGIUM
      Rector
      University of Namur
    • Donnellan Brian
      IRELAND
      Vice-President for Research and Innovation
      Maynooth University
    • Fabri Simon
      MALTA
      Pro-Rector for Research and Knowledge Transfer
      University of Malta
    • Fritz Michaela
      AUSTRIA
      Vice-Rector Research and Innovation
      Medical University of Vienna
    • Fromm Katharina
      SWITZERLAND
      Rector
      University of Fribourg
    • García José Miguel
      SPAIN
      Vice-Chancellor for Research, Transfer and Innovation
      University of Burgos
    • Georghiou Luke
      UNITED KINGDOM
      Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
      University of Manchester
    • Haring Bolivar Peter
      GERMANY
      Former Vice-President for Research
      University of Siegen
    • Hendolin Minna
      FINLAND
      Director of Impact
      University of Eastern Finland
    • Iovu Horia
      ROMANIA
      Vice-Rector
      University Politehnica of Bucharest
    • Kos Andrej
      SLOVENIA
      Professor
      University of Ljubljana
    • Lenaerts Silvia
      NETHERLANDS
      Rector magnificus
      Eindhoven University of Technology
    • Mazurek Grzegorz
      POLAND
      Rector
      Kozminski University
    • Schmidt Thomas
      DENMARK
      Head of Technology Transfer
      University of Southern Denmark
    • Tombre Karl
      FRANCE
      Vice-president for European and International Strategy
      University of Lorraine
    • Šálka Jaroslav
      SLOVAKIA
      Vice-Rector for research
      Technical University in Zvolen
  • Task and Finish Group on Academic Careers

    • Popovic Ivanka
      SERBIA
      Chair of the group
      Vice-President/Former Rector
      University of Belgrade
    • Beck-Schimmer Beatrice
      SWITZERLAND
      Vice-president medicine
      University of Zurich
    • Hanenberg Peter Heinrich
      PORTUGAL
      Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation
      Catholic University of Portugal
    • Johansen Finn-Eirik
      NORWAY
      Board Member UiO
      University of Oslo
    • Lequy Anne
      Germany
      EUA Board member
      Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
    • Lesauskaite Vaiva
      LITHUANIA
      Vice Rector for Research
      Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
    • Lettevall Rebecka
      Sweden
      Pro Vice-Chancellor of global engagement and human rights, Professor
      Malmö University
    • Martinez Samper Pastora
      SPAIN
      Commissioner for internacional action
      Open University of Catalonia
    • Matusikova Ildiko
      SLOVAKIA
      Vice-rector for science and research
      University of SS Cyril and Methodius in Trnava
    • Raith Manuela
      AUSTRIA
      Vice-rector for resources and digitalization
      University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
    • Suominen Kalle-Antti
      FINLAND
      Vice Rector for Research
      University of Turku
    • Vandevelde Karen
      BELGIUM
      HR Director
      University of Antwerp
  • Expert Group on Open Science

    • Martinez Samper Pastora
      SPAIN
      Chair of the group
      Commissioner for internacional action
      Open University of Catalonia
    • Breaz Daniel-Valer
      ROMANIA
      Rector
      “1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia
    • Butkeviciene Egle
      LITHUANIA
      Head of Committee for Political Science, Sociology and Public Governance Study Programs
      Kaunas University of Technology (KTU)
    • Buzan Elena
      SLOVENIA
      Professor
      University of Primorska
    • Decoster Sara
      BELGIUM
      Open Science staff member
      KU Leuven
    • Delle Donne Roberto
      ITALY
      Professor
      University of Naples Federico II
    • Ellul Kevin Joseph
      MALTA
      Director Library Services
      University of Malta
    • Finance Jean-Pierre
      FRANCE
      Emeritus Professor
      University of Lorraine
    • Jennings Brendan
      IRELAND
      Vice President for Research and Innovation
      Technological University Dublin
    • Jensenius Alexander Refsum
      NORWAY
      Professor
      University of Oslo
    • Muradli Neman
      AZERBAIJAN
      Vice - Rector for International Relations and Programs
      Azerbaijan State University of Economics
    • Neuman Yrsa
      FINLAND
      Liberary Director
      Åbo Akademi University
    • Niezgodka Marek
      POLAND
      Director of the Center for Digital Science and Technology
      Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University
    • Obergfell Eva Inès
      GERMANY
      Rector
      University of Leipzig
    • Petranovic Dina
      DENMARK
      Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Partnership Officer
      Technical University of Denmark
    • Rodrigues Eloy
      PORTUGAL
      Library Director
      University of Minho
    • Schober-Trummler Caroline
      AUSTRIA
      Vice Rector of Research and International Affairs
      Medical University of Graz
    • Schwarzenegger Christian
      SWITZERLAND
      Vice President Faculty Affairs and Scientific Information
      University of Zurich
    • Towse John
      UNITED KINGDOM
      Professor
      Lancaster University
    • Widmark Wilhelm
      SWEDEN
      Library Director
      Stockholm University
  • Universities and the future of Europe Advisory Board

    • Bonafous-Murat Carle
      France
      Senior Liaison Office, CPU Brussels Office
      FRANCE UNIVERSITiES
    • Brøgger Katja
      DENMARK
      Research Program Director and Associate Professor
      Aarhus University
    • Kola Jukka
      FINLAND
      President
      Universities Finland UNIFI
    • Mendikoetxea Pelayo Amaya
      SPAIN
      Rector Autonomous University of Madrid and Council proxy of CRUE
      Autonomous University of Madrid
    • Prijic-Samarzija Snjezana
      CROATIA
      Rector
      University of Rijeka
  • Task and finish group on AI

    • Ruiz-Martínez Pedro M.
      SPAIN
      Chair of the group
      Vice-rector for Strategy and Digital University at University of Murcia, Secretary Executive of CRUE Digitalization and coordinator of Digital Teaching and Learning Working Group.
      University of Murcia
    • Dégallier Rochat Sarah
      SWITZERLAND
      Head Humane Digital Transformation
      Bern University of Applied Sciences
    • Ferreira Paulo Jorge
      PORTUGAL
      Rector
      University of Aveiro
    • Fossheim Hallvard
      NORWAY
      Committee leader for the National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology (NENT)
      University of Bergen
    • Ismail Khaled
      CZECH REPUBLIC
      Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 4EU+ Academic Council member and Chair of its AI working group
      Charles University
    • Kldiashvili Ekaterina
      GEORGIA
      Vice Rector in Research
      Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy
    • Krafczyk Manfred
      GERMANY
      VP Digitalization & Sustainability
      Technische Universität Braunschweig
    • Lang Stefan
      AUSTRIA
      Vice-Rector International Affairs & Digitalisation
      Paris Lodron University of Salzburg
    • MacKenzie Monique
      UNITED KINGDOM
      Vice-Principal (Digital Education, Research and Environment)
      University of St Andrews
    • Mackay James
      CYPRUS
      Associate Professor of Literature and Digital Cultures
      European university Cyprus
    • Stanko Stefan
      SLOVAKIA
      Vice-rector for Informatics and Sport, Vice-rector for for Education and Students Care
      Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
    • Ženko Ernest
      SLOVENIA
      Full Professor, Leader of the AI University Centre establishment
      University of Primorska
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