First SEA-EU Advisory Board meeting 16 September 2020

It is a commission of international experts with senior positions in matters related to the lines of work of the European University of the Seas, which will give advice and monitor the progress of the alliance.

On September 16, 2020, the first meeting of the Advisory Council of the SEA-EU alliance took place virtually, a group of high-level professionals, external to the universities that make up the project, with the mission of following closely the evolution of the different scheduled tasks, and guiding and supervising their execution towards a goal of excellence in the achievement of the objectives set out in the proposal.

The expert and external vision of this Board is presented as a key tool to guarantee the highest quality in all the results derived from the work carried out by the SEA-EU (European University of the Seas) alliance. Throughout the three years that the project lasts, this committee will meet two more times, with the aim of monitoring processes and results, attending to possible deviations and advising the alliance to ensure that all actions are developed bearing in mind the constant changes  of our present time, as well as aligned with international reality and trends in the projects that are being carried out by other institutions.

This group is made up of personalities on an international scale, among which we find Laura E. Rumbley, Associate Director for Knowledge Development and Research at the European Association for International Education (EAIE); Espeth Jones, Emeritus Professor of Internationalization of Higher Education at Leeds Beckett University; Doris Jorde, Director of the Center for Professional Teaching in Educational Sciences at the University of Oslo; Lena Gipperth, Director of the Center for the Sea and Society of the University of Gothenburg; Stephanie Kineast, Associate Professor, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University; Jan-Gustav Strandenaes, Advisor on Corporate Social Responsibility for United Nations policies; Norbert Steinhaus, Member of the Governing Board of Wissenschaftsladen Bonn, Miroslav Radman, Doctor and Professor Emeritus, founder of the Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences; Danica Ramijak, Doctor and Senior Counselor of the World Bank; Ghada El Serafy, Specialist Counselor in Mathematical Modeling and Information Sciences, and Yigit Demirel, Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

In order to facilitate fluid communication and offer working tools, a collaborative platform has been created in which the members of this Council of Experts will be able to share their vision about SEA-EU progress