The Heads of Europaeum Member Universities
The Europaeum is grateful for the support of senior administration figures at each of its member universities. The rector of each member university automatically gains a seat on the Europaeum Council.
Previous rectors of Europaeum Universities can be viewed here.
Rector of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Josep Joan Moreso is Professor of Philosophy of Law at Pompeu Fabra University. Graduated in Law (University of Barcelona, 1983) and PhD in Law (Autonomous University of Barcelona, 1988), he first joined the governing team at UPF as Vice Rector for Teaching Staff and for the European Higher Education Area. In October 2010 he was invested doctor honoris causa at the Valparaíso University (Chile).
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Professor Andrew Hamilton, BSc, MSc, PhD, FRS, read chemistry at the University of Exeter. After studying for a master’s degree at the University of British Columbia, he received his PhD from Cambridge University in 1980 and then spent a post-doctoral period at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg.
Président de l'Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Professor Jean-Claude Colliard is an internationally-recognized specialist in the rule of law, a former professor at Paris I, whose distinguished career in public service and academia spans four decades - most notably as head of the office of former French President François Mitterrand throughout his first term - when the political balance of French politics between left and right was utterly changed.
Rector of the University of Bologna
Ivano Dionigi began his career at the University of Bologna as Professor of Greek and Latin Grammar (1979-1984) and Professor of Latin Literature (1985-1990). He then became Professor of Latin Literature at theFaculty of Humanities of the University Ca 'Foscari in Venice (1991-1993), and later Professor of Latin Literature at the Faculty of Preservation of Cultural Heritage at Ravenna (1994-1997). Dionigi returned to the University of Bologna in 1997 as Chair of Latin literature at the Faculty of Humanities, later becoming the Director of the Department of Classical Philology and Medieval (2000-2006), Member of the Senate as a representative of the Directors of Humanities (2003-2008), and Coordinator of the Board of Directors of Department (2003-2008). In 2010, he was elected as Rector of the University of Bologna.
His research focuses on multiple fronts: Roman and Greek, pagan and Christian, classical and humanist, Latin and Italian, ancient and modern. The most recent research he has been engaged in studying the wealth of classical subjects in literature and contemporary Italian culture.
Rector of the University of Helsinki
Thomas Wilhelmsson is the Rector of the University of Helsinki. Before his appointment as Rector, Wilhelmsson held the post of Vice-Rector in charge of international and bilingual affairs for ten years.
Wilhelmsson has held the post of Professor of Civil and Commercial Law in the Faculty of Law since 1981. Earlier, he was Director of Legislative Affairs at the Ministry of Justice from 1979 to 1981. Wilhelmsson has also held the post of Deputy Director of the Centre of Excellence "Foundations of European Law and Polity" and has led the doctoral programme of the Faculty of Law.
Rector of the Charles University, Prague
Professor Václav Hampl was elected Rector of Charles University in 2005 and began his appointment in 2006, taking over from Professor Ivan Wilhelm. He is Professor of Physiology and Pathophysiology at Charles University’s Second Medical School, having studied in the School of Natural Sciences and Charles University’s School of Paediatrics.
Rector of the Jagiellonian University
Professor Karol Musioł became the Rector of the Jagiellonian University in 2005, serving as Vice-Rector for Development in 2002-5. He further served as Vice-Dean from 1990-93, then Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science from 1999-2002.
Director of the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI)
Professor Philippe Burrin became director of the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI) in 2004. Prior to his appointment at HEI, Professor Burrin taught at the University of Geneva from 1985-88, and was appointed Professor of International Relations at HEI in 1988. Professor Burrin earned a PhD fin International Relations from the HEI and his teaching and research interests are in the fields of history of international relations, with a special focus on ideologies, international comparison of political movements and regimes, migrants and refugees, wars and military occupations, as well as mass violence and genocide.
Rector of the Universität Bonn
Born in 1953 in Bielefeld, Jürgen Fohrmann studied history and literature in Münster and Bielefeld Germanistik, followed by doctoral and post-doctoral research. In 1991, he joined Universität Bonn as a professor of Modern German Literature and Literary Studies. Professor Fohrmann was also Board member of the Collaborative Research Center "Media and Cultural Communication" (1998 – 2004), and Dean of the Faculty of Arts (2006 - 2008.
Rector Magnificus of Universiteit Leiden
Prof.Mr.Dr. Paul F. van der Heijden is to be Leiden University's new Rector Magnificus and President of the Executive Board, succeeding Prof. Dr. Douwe D. Breimer. Van der Heijden will officially assume his new duties on 8th February, the founding day of Leiden University, on the occasion of the Dies Natalis celebrations in the Pieterskerk.