Organisational Structure

The alliance CHARM European university was born in January 2019. Since then, a core team has been working on the development of the proposal, and shaping CHARM-EU, a new European University designed to support the achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal.

Rectors assembly

Rector UB
Prof. Joan Guàrdia Olmos
Rector of the University of Barcelona (UB) (Chair as coordinating institution)

Joan Guàrdia Olmos is a professor of Methodology of Behavioural Sciences at the Faculty of Psychology. He arrived at the University of Barcelona as a student of the Faculty of Economic Sciences and he combined these studies with Psychology studies. Expert on statistics and the systematic study of human behaviour, he has given lectures at the Faculty of Psychology, but also in the faculties of Pharmacy, Economics and Business, Geography and History, Nursing, Education and Biology. He has given seminars and courses and has supervised doctoral theses in different national and international universities. Guàrdia has published more than 30 books and more than 260 science articles, apart from being the principal researcher of many research projects. He has held several positions in academic management, and is now member of the Institute of Neurosciences of the UB and the Institute of Complex Systems (UBICS), where he does research on quantitative and computational neuroscience.

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Prof. Linda Doyle
Provost, Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

Professor Linda Doyle is the 45th Provost of the Trinity College Dublin and took up office in August 2021. A Professor of Engineering and the Arts at Trinity, Professor Doyle has held the role of Dean of Research at Trinity and was the founder Director of CONNECT, the Science Foundation Ireland national research centre for Future Networks and Communications. Her expertise is in the fields of wireless communications, cognitive radio, reconfigurable networks, spectrum management and creative arts practices.  Professor Doyle has been Chair of the Douglas Hyde Gallery and is Chair of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board in the UK. Originally from Cork, Professor Doyle initially studied electrical engineering at UCC, before completing a Masters and PhD in Trinity.

Henk Kummeling
Prof. Henk Kummeling
University of Utrecht (UU)

Henk Kummeling has served as Utrecht University's Rector Magnificus since 1 June 2018. Kummeling studied law in Nijmegen, where he also obtained his doctoral degree in 1988. In 1994, he was appointed Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Tilburg University. He has been a Professor at Utrecht University since 1995 and served as Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance from 1 September 2008 until 1 September 2014. In 2015, the Executive Board appointed him a Distinguished Professor of Utrecht University for his outstanding academic record. Between 2002 and 2006, Kummeling chaired the committee that introduced the 'Utrecht teaching model'. He has lectured in China, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Suriname and South Africa. Law students in Utrecht and Tilburg have elected him 'lecturer of the year' on numerous occasions.

László Borhy
Prof. László Borhy
Rector, of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Budapest

László Borhy graduated in Archaeology from the Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary, in 1988, and received his PhD in Roman Provincial Archaeology from the same university in 1996. His research focuses on Archaeology and History of Roman Pannonia, Latin Epigraphics, Roman Military History, Roman Arts and Sources of Later Roman Military History. Prof. Borhy has published nearly 100 papers in the field of Roman Archaeology. Currently, he is professor of archaeology at ELTE. Between 2015-2017 he served as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, since August of 2017 he is Rector of ELTE. He was awarded the Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2007. Since 2013 he is Corresponding Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Prof. Philippe Augé
President, University of Montpellier (UM)

Philippe Augé is a professor of public law specializing in tax law, tax procedures and public finances. He was elected President of the University of Montpellier in 2015. Previously, Philippe Augé was Director of the Common University Service of Information, Guidance and Professional Integration (SCUIO-IP) of UM1 from 2002 to 2009 , Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of UM1 from 2004 to 2009, President of UM1 from 2009 to 2015 and President of the Research and Higher Education Cluster (PRES "Sud de France").

Project Management Team

Meritxell Chaves
CHARM-EU Alliance Manager (University of Barcelona)
Núria Casamitjana
Rector's Commissioner for CHARM-EU and leader of WP1 - Management of the project
University of Barcelona
Anna Franzil
Project Manager
University of Barcelona
Padraig Carmody
Project Director
Trinity College Dublin
Patro Hernández
Project Manager
University of Barcelona
Nicole Font Guedes
Co-lead WP9: Communication and Dissemination and Communication Manager
University of Barcelona
Jan Haarhuis
Leader of WP4 - Teaching and learning
Utrecht University
Sanne van Vugt
Co-lead WP4: Teaching & Learning Strategies & Educational Researcher, Utrecht University
Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas
Leader of WP6 - Inclusiveness
Rianne Giethoorn
Project Manager for Utrecht University
Silvia Gallagher
Leader of WP8 - Model and toolkit
Trinity College Dublin
Jake Byrne
Leader of WP7 - Pilot
Trinity College Dublin
Gilles Subra
Project Manager
University of Montpellier
Ferenc Takó
Head of CHARM-EU Office (Rector's Cabinet) and Project Manager
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Conor Spillane
Project Manager
Trinity College Dublin
Alexandre Vernhet
Vice-President for Internal Control and Management and Lead WP2 - Governance
University of Montpellier
Céline Delacourt-Gollain
Head of International Relations Office
University of Montpellier
Julien Lorentz
Project Manager
University of Montpellier