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

    • Prof. Dr Paolo Cherubini Professor University of Milano-Bicocca ITALY
    • Prof. Dr Jolanta Choińska-Mika Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Quality of Education University of Warsaw POLAND
    • Ms Nina de Winter Executive Committee Member European Students Union (ESU) BELGIUM
    • Mr Ian Dunn Provost Coventry University UNITED KINGDOM
    • Prof. Dr. Kornelia Freitag Vice Rector for Teaching, Continuing Education and International Affairs Ruhr University Bochum GERMANY
    • Prof. Michael Murphy EUA President European University Association BELGIUM
    • Prof Riitta Pyykkö Vice Rector for Education University of Turku FINLAND
    • Dr Oliver Vettori Director Programme Management & Teaching and Learning Support Vienna University of Economics and Business AUSTRIA
  • 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. Edwin Constable Former Vice-Rector University of Basel SWITZERLAND
    • 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
    • Prof. Aleksandra Kanjuo Mrcela Head of the Doctoral School University of Ljubljana SLOVENIA
    • Dr Pirjo Nikander Research Director Tampere University FINLAND
    • Prof. Murat Ozgoren Professor of Biophysics, ESFRI Forum Member Dokuz Eylül University TURKEY
    • Prof. Martine Rahier Former Rector University of Neuchâtel SWITZERLAND
    • Prof. Mossadek Talby Director of the Doctoral College Aix-Marseille University FRANCE
  • Research Policy Working Group

    • Prof Peter-André Alt President German Rectors' Conference GERMANY
    • Prof. Roman Boča Rector University of SS Cyril and Methodius in Trnava SLOVAKIA
    • Prof Paul Boyle Chair, Vice-Chancellor Swansea University UNITED KINGDOM
    • Prof. Lech Dzienis Rector Bialystok University of Technology POLAND
    • Prof Rafael Garesse Rector Autonomous University of Madrid SPAIN
    • Prof Cathy Gormley-Heenan Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact University of Ulster UNITED KINGDOM
    • Prof Lokesh Joshi Vice-President National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) IRELAND
    • Mr 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. Jari Kuusisto Rector University of Vaasa FINLAND
    • Prof. Jan Lata Rector University of Ostrava CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Prof Ignace Lemahieu Director of the Research Department Ghent University BELGIUM
    • Prof. Rianne Letschert Rector University of Maastricht NETHERLANDS
    • Prof Mutzenhardt Pierre President University of Lorraine FRANCE
    • Prof. Rosario Rizzuto Rector University of Padua ITALY
    • Prof. Dag Rune Olsen President Universities Norway NORWAY
    • Prof. Astrid Soderbergh Widding Rector Stockholm University SWEDEN
    • Prof Elmer Sterken Professor of Monetary Economics 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. Mirko degli Esposti Deputy Rector University of Bologna ITALY
    • Prof. Jean-Pierre Finance Chair, former president Club des Organismes de Recherche Associés (CLORA) 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. Eero Hyvonen Advisor, Professor Department of Computer Science Aalto University FINLAND
    • Dr Neil Jacobs Head of Research lifecycle and Open Science Jisc UNITED KINGDOM
    • Prof Norbert Lossau Vice President for Research and Information Infrastructure 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
    • Prof Dusan Mesko former Vice-Rector Comenius University in Bratislava SLOVAKIA
    • Prof. Jukka Mönkkönen Rector Universities Finland UNIFI FINLAND
    • Prof. Marek Niezgodka Director of the Center for Digital Science and Techology Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University POLAND
    • 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
    • Prof Bernard Rentier former Rector University of Liège BELGIUM
    • Mr Eloy Rodrigues Director Documentation Services University of Minho PORTUGAL
    • Mr Mogens Sandfaer Head of Bibliometrics & Data Management Technical University of Denmark DENMARK
    • Ms Caroline Schober-Trummler Vice Rector for Research and International Affairs Medical University of Graz AUSTRIA
    • Prof. Sirin Tekinay Vice President for Research, Development, and Internationalization Sabanci University TURKEY
    • Mr Robert Van De Vooren Advisor Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) NETHERLANDS
    • Mrs Inge Van Nieuwerburgh Co-ordinator scholarly communication Ghent University BELGIUM
    • Mr Wilhelm Widmark Director Stockholm University SWEDEN
    • Mr Daniel Wyler Former Vice-President for Medicine and Science University of Zurich SWITZERLAND
  • EUA Innovation Ecosystems Expert Group

    • Prof. Emile Aarts Rector Tilburg University NETHERLANDS
    • Prof Annick Castiaux Vice Rector for Education, Quality & Communication 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. Peter Haring Bolivar Chair, Vice-President for Research University of Siegen GERMANY
    • Dr Fredrik Hörstedt Vice President Chalmers University of Technology SWEDEN
    • Prof Donato Iacobucci Rector's Delegate for Innovation and Technology Transfer Marche Polytechnic University ITALY
    • Prof. Stanislav Kmet Rector Technical University of Kosice SLOVAKIA
    • Prof. Milena Kralickova Vice-Rector for Education Charles University in Prague 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 of Science and Innovation Budapest University of Technology & Economics HUNGARY
    • Prof Toril Nagelhus Hernes Vice Rector for Innovation and External Relations Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) NORWAY
    • Prof. Ray O'Neill 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
    • 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 European and International Strategy University of Lorraine FRANCE
    • Prof. Slawomir Wiak 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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