Stephan Kuster is new Secretary General of Science Europe
Science Europe, the Brussels-based association of European Research Funding Organisations (RFO) and Research Performing Organisations (RPO), has announced that Stephan Kuster has been appointed as the new Secretary General of Science Europe by the Governing Board. Mr. Kuster was appointed at the Board's meeting on 6 February 2018, following a competitive recruitment process. The appointment is for a period of six years.
The Secretary General leads the Science Europe Office in Brussels, implements the strategy and provides policy and strategy input to the Governing Board and the Member Organisations. In this role, Stephan Kuster will be Science Europe’s main spokesperson.
Stephan Kuster, born in 1975, is a Swiss and Colombian national with a background in social sciences. He has been working in European research policy since 2010. He was part of the Pilot Office that prepared the launch of Science Europe in 2011, and served as its Head of Policy Affairs since 2012. Following the departure of former Director Amanda Crowfoot in March 2017, Kuster was appointed as Acting Director.
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Photo: Marc Schiltz, President of Science Europe, and Stephan Kuster, by Science EuropeTOP