She will be the first female president of Science Europe in Norway

She will be the first female president of Science Europe in Norway


Research Council Director Marie Sundli-Tveit will become head of an organization that influences the development of research and innovation policy in Europe.

Norwegian Research Council Managing Director Marie Sundli Tveit (third from left) has been elected President of Science Europe. Here she is with the newly elected council.

“This is a great honour, and I am very much looking forward to taking on this important position as Chair of Science Europe,” Research Council CEO Marie Sundli-Tveit said in a press release.

Science Europe Represents 41 organizations that fund or contribute to research. It is headquartered in Brussels and was established 12 years ago.

Member organizations exchange experiences and practices and develop common strategies. In addition, they speak with one common voice when appropriate.

— Science Europe plays a central role in promoting and linking the activities of Member States, Associated States and the European Commission. Over the past decade, Science Europe’s voice has become increasingly powerful and influential in the development of research and innovation policy. Tveit says: I look forward to continuing to develop this important work.

– Strengthening international cooperation

Now discussions will begin on the next framework programme, and the newly elected President is sure that Science Europe will play an important role here.

– I am confident that the role played by Science in Europe will gain increasing importance in the coming years. Science Europe plays an important role in developing frameworks to enhance international cooperation. I also look forward to collaborating with the Global Research Council to strengthen the global dimension,” says Marie Sundli-Tveit.

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She will work with two vice-presidents: Marcel Levy, President of the Dutch Research Council (NWO), who represents research funders, while Javier Moreni Fuentes, Vice-President of the Spanish Research Council, represents the organizations that contribute to research.

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