B. Vives appointed as ERUA Secretary General - MRU

15 March, 2024
B. Vives appointed as ERUA Secretary General

European Reform Universities Alliance ­­– ERUA appointed Mrs. Bruna Vives as the Alliance’s Secretary General. This significant addition to ERUA’s leadership marks a pivotal moment in the alliance’s journey towards enhancing its impact on higher education, research, and societal transformation across Europe. Mrs.

Vives is a senior professional with a multidisciplinary background in social sciences and humanities, including a Master in European Studies and executive education. She currently acts as evaluator for the European Commission for Marie Sklodowska Curie COFUND Programme and HR Excellence for Research. 

“We are delighted to welcome Mrs. Vives as ERUA Secretary General, which received the full endorsement of the Board of Rectors”, said Prof. Roman Cieślak, Chair of ERUA’s Board of Rectors and Rector of SWPS University. “Her demonstrated leadership and extraordinary achievements in EU funding acquisition and policy implementations are paramount in propelling our alliance towards realizing our shared aspirations and shaping the future of education and research in Europe.” 

“As I embark on an exciting voyage as ERUA Secretary General,” Mrs. Bruna Vives commented, “I look forward to closely working with our alliance universities, partners, and stakeholders to unleash ERUA’s full potential. Together, we will advance our collective mission of building inclusive, experimental, and innovative approaches to higher education and research in Europe.” 

ERUA consists of eight reformist universities (University of Paris 8, Europa Universitat Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), the University of the Aegean, New Bulgarian University, Mykolas Romeris University, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, University of Macerata). ERUA has a strong focus on the social sciences, humanities and the arts, complemented by interdisciplinary cooperation with STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), thus promoting unique perspectives and the convergence of different stakeholders in tackling the challenges of today's society in Europe.