President of Academia Europaea, Professor Sierd Cloetingh, has announced exciting plans to open two more Knowledge Hubs in Budapest and Munich
The new Hubs will take the total to 7 for Academia Europaea. In addition to the headquarters in London and an information centre in Graz, AE currently has a network of 5 Hubs in Barcelona, Bergen, Cardiff, Tbilisi and Wroclaw.
“I am pleased to be able to announce that two more long-planned for Regional Knowledge Hubs will be formally signed into existence towards the end of this year. I am looking forward to this latest exciting phase of development. The new Budapest Hub will be hosted by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and will have Professor Lovasz as the Academic Director. The Munich Hub will have Professor Don Dingwell as the Academic Director. More detailed information about these Hubs and their missions, priorities and programmes will be circulated in due course.”
He also added,
“Our Bergen Hub, under the Academic Directorship of Professor Eystein Jansen, has assisted the Executive Secretary to complete the formation of a new legal identity for the AE, in Norway. This is a wholly owned subsidiary company of the Academia Europaea, and forms a part of our BREXIT impact planning. The new entity is based at the Hub and will start to function as the AE Project management centre for any future EU funded projects that the AE partners or leads.”