The leaders from fifty universities of science and technology from 25 countries united within CESAER network met on October 18 to discuss the future of science and technology in Europe at the University Politechnica of Bucharest (UPB), Romania.
This meeting marks the entry of NOVA University Lisbon in the network CESAER (Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research), an association of Universities of Science and Technology created in 1990 which characterizes itself as "the strong and united voice of universities of S&T in Europe". This association champions excellence in higher education, training, research and innovation and aims at influencing debate; contributing to the realisation of open knowledge societies; and delivering significant scientific, economic, social and societal impact.
NOVA University Lisbon is represented in this meeting by the Dean of NOVA School of Science and Technology, Professor Virgílio Machado.
CESAER gathers for its annual meeting in Romania to celebrate the 200 years of UPB and to emphasise the value of European collaboration in research, education and innovation for the benefit of society. Key topics discussed include the role of universities of science and technology in research and innovation infrastructures and the ongoing interinstitutional negotiations on the next generation of EU funding instruments. Within the meeting, the members of the association will meet with the European Commissioner for Regional Development, Corina Crețu.
For more information abou the mission and work of this network, please visit the website of CESAER.