GS1 Speakers

Dr Rolf Tarrach (GS1Eu)

Rolf Tarrach, Gender Summit steering committee member

Rector, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Dr Tarrach will serve as President of the University of Luxembourg until 2014, having assumed the position in 2005. He is formerly a professor of theoretical physics, and has served in that capacity at the universities of Valencia and Barcelona, as well as the University of Saint Petersburg. He gained his postdoc at CERN in 1976 before becoming a Professor of Theoretical Physics at Valencia (1983), Barcelona (1986) and Luxembourg (2010) Universities, then going on to act as Vice-president of the University of Barcelona (1990-1993). 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), 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 a member of the European University Association (EUA) Council and president of the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA).

Dr Tarrach welcomed participants to the Gender Summit 1 EU, on behalf of the genSET Science Leaders Panel and spoke about Innovative C.V.s in Session C1: R&D AND HR STANDARDS Effective management of R&D human resources at the Gender Summit 1 Europe (GS1Eu).