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Professor Sierd Cloetingh elected new president of Academia Europaea

At the annual business meeting in Barcelona, Sierd Cloetingh, at that point AE Vice-president along with Ann Buttimer, was elected the new AE President (President of the Board).

Professor Cloetingh gave a short presentation at both the AGM and at the conclusion of the main conference programme in which he outlined some of his priorities for the coming three years. Professor Cloetingh thanked the outgoing President (Lars Walløe) for his six years of stewardship of the Academia Europaea and in particular, thanked him for the substantial efforts in ensuring the better financial stability and the creation of three new regional hubs (Wroclaw, Poland; Barcelona, Spain and Bergen, Norway) that will form the basis for future developments within the AE community. Prof Cloetingh also thanked Prof. Walloe for enabling, together with Prof. Hermann Maurer, the creation of a major new membership web and data hub at the Technical University of Graz”.

A press release has been issued on 17 July 2014. Download the document.

Statement by the President of the Academia Europaea you can find here.

The Academy thanks the outgoing president Lars Walløe and welcomes the new president Sierd Cloetingh.