SNSF Director Angelika Kalt elected Co-Vice President of Science Europe

The SNSF now has a seat on the Governing Board of Science Europe. This will enable the SNSF to share its expertise at the highest level.

Science Europe is an association of funding agencies and research institutions committed to the European Research Area since 2011. Its general assembly this week appointed the Governing Board for the next term of office, with SNSF Director Angelika Kalt elected as Co-Vice President. In her view, this creates a win-win situation: "In Switzerland and at the SNSF, we are used to bringing together different cultures and finding constructive solutions that work for all. This is something we can share with Science Europe. At the same time, we now have the opportunity to play an even more active role in shaping international research."

The Vice Presidency consists of one representative from a funding organisation and one from a research institution. Alongside Angelika Kalt, Angeles Gomez Borrego, Vice-President of the Spanish National Research Council, was newly elected. The general assembly also confirmed the current President of Science Europe, Marc Schiltz, CEO of the National Research Fund of Luxembourg, for a further term of office. The term lasts until October 2023.

About Science Europe

Science Europe represents major public organisations that fund or perform excellent, ground-breaking research in Europe. Ever since its inception in 2011, Science Europe has facilitated research excellence and effective research policies. Former president of the SNSF Research Council Dieter Imboden was its founding president. Areas of action include academic freedom, research ethics and integrity, access to research infrastructures, gender equality, open access, and research assessment processes.