Prof Rolf Tarrach (GS7EU)
President of the European University Association (EUA), Former Rector, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
Dr Tarrach served as President of the University of Luxembourg until 2014, having assumed the position in 2005. He spent his postdoc time at CERN in 1974 to 1976. He is a former professor of theoretical physics, and has served in that capacity at the universities of Valencia (1983) and Barcelona (1986-2010), where he also was Vice-President (1990-1994). He received an h.c. doctorat from the University of Saint Petersburg. He became professor of physics at the University of Luxembourg in 2010. Many organisations have taken advantage of his breadth of knowledge and his command of languages.
He is a former president of the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC), the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) and a former member of the European Research Advisory Board (EURAB), European Heads of Research Councils (EUROHORCS), Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF2004, ESOF 2006, ESOF 2008). He regularly consults for the European Commission and is a member of the genSET Science Leaders Panel. He is presently elected president of the European University Association (EUA) since April 2015 and was one of its Council Member for 10 years.