About us

About us

14Founded in 1988, Academia Europaea now has more than 3,000 leading scientists and scholars as members, including over 50 Nobel Laureates.  Promoting research excellence across all fields of scholarship, Academia Europaea exists for the public benefit and to highlight the value of scholarship and scientific evidence.  Academia Europaea operates through a network of hubs across Europe.  The President of Academia Europaea is Professor Sierd Cloetingh (Professor of Tectonics, Utrecht University).

The Cardiff Knowledge Hub opened in the capital city of Wales (UK) in 2016.  We are hosted by Cardiff University, one of the UK’s leading research universities.  We have a special focus on building relationships within North-Western Europe, including the Celtic nations, as well as the wider Anglophone world, and do so in a way that complements the role and activities of the other regional Academia Europaea hubs in Barcelona, Bergen and Wroclaw.