Karel Luyben elected for second term as President of EOSC Association

Following a successful nomination from our association, our former President and current EOSC Envoy Karel Luyben has been re-elected President of EOSC Association.
28th November 2022
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LEUVEN, 28 November 2022

Karel Luyben (Rector Magnificus Emeritus of Delft University of Technology and President 2014-2017 of CESAER) has been elected for a second term as President (2023-2025) of the EOSC Association, following nomination from our association.

The EOSC Association is the legal entity established to govern the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). It was formed on 29 July 2020 with four founding members - including our association - and has since grown to over 200 members and observers.

Currently serving as President 2020-2022 of the EOSC Association, Karel was elected in 2020 as the association’s first President after being endorsed by major stakeholder organisations demonstrating broad support amongst European scientific communities and research performing and funding organisations.

Elected for a second term during the fifth General Assembly of the EOSC Association on the 28 to 29 November 2022, Karel’s second term will run from 2023 to 2025.

Commenting on his election, Karel Luyben stated:

“It truly is an honour to be elected once again as President of the EOSC Association.

“Looking back on what we have achieved in Europe by working together - with the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and the Memorandum of Understanding as important milestones from this first period - makes me proud to be part of this EOSC community.

“The key challenge now as we move into the next phase will be to boost the roll-out and expansion of a ‘Minimum Viable EOSC’ which is bringing value to users, such as researchers, beyond their current use of infrastructure and services, thus helping to fully bring EOSC to life.

“I was honoured to be nominated by CESAER for re-election, and am grateful for the trust and confidence of the EOSC community. It is a great pleasure to work with a community that is as vibrant as it is diverse, and I am looking forward to co-creating the next exciting chapter for EOSC.”

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