MUNI Rector appointed to European University Association expert group

28. 1. 2021 | News

European University Association expert groupThe European University Association (EUA) has appointed Martin Bareš, Rector of Masaryk University, into an 8-member expert group that will serve as an advisory body to the European Commission in the process of preparing the European strategy for the global approach to research, innovation and education.

The European University Association (EUA) represents more than 800 universities and national rectors’ conferences in 48 European countries, with over 17 million students in total. EUA plays a significant role in the Bologna Process and in influencing EU policies that affect higher education institutions. Through continuous interaction with a range of other European and international organizations, EUA aims to ensure that the independent voice of European universities is heard.

As a new member of EUA European Global Strategy Response Group, Martin Bareš will co-operate with representatives of universities and university associations from Germany, Spain, Sweden, France, Georgia, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Bareš was nominated to the EUA expert group by the Czech Rectors Conference (CRC) in December of last year.

“It is a great honor for me to be selected by the European University Association as its representative to serve in an advisory capacity in creating a future EU strategy. As a leading Czech research and education institution, which also comprises centers such as CEITEC, we have a lot to offer to the European Commission and I am looking forward to our co-operation,” says Martin Bareš.