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Prof. Wiesław Banyś on the board of the European University Association

Photo: PAP 2015 / Radek Pietruszka Photo: PAP 2015 / Radek Pietruszka

President of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland Prof. Wiesław Banyś became a member of the Board of the European University Association (EUA). He was elected during the annual EUA General Assembly. Prof. Rolf Tarrach was elected President of the organisation.

European University Association has 850 members in 47 countries; it is the largest organization representing universities in Europe. The EUA Board is composed of eight current or former rectors and the President.

"The annual meeting of the European University Association General Assembly was held on Thursday, April 16 in Belgium. During the meeting, elections were held of the President of the European University Association, and five EUA Board members for the term 2015-2019" - reported in a release sent to PAP Magdalena Ochwat, CRASP President’s assistant.

Prof. Rolf Tarrach was elected President of EUA. He will begin his term of office in July 2015 and replace Prof. Maria Helena Nazaré.

One of the newly elected members of the board is the President of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Prof. Wiesław Banyś. The other new members of the board are: Prof. Holger Burckhart - Rector of the University of Siegen in Germany, Prof. Jean Chambaz - Rector of the French Pierre and Marie Curie University, Prof. Martine Rahier - Rector of the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland, Prof. Mari Sundli Tveit - Rector of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

The Board is responsible for developing the association’s policy and work programme and for its implementation. Board members are elected for four years.

EUA was formed in 2001 as the result of a merger of two organizations: the Association of European Universities (CRE) and the Confederation of European Union Rectors’ Conferences. The main tasks of the organization include building the European Higher Education Area as part of the Bologna Process, enhancing the international dimension of higher education and research, improving the quality of European universities.

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