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12 Apr 2019

Michael Murphy elected next EUA president

On 11 April 2019, the European University Association (EUA) announced that Prof Michael Murphy, President Emeritus of University College Cork (Ireland) was elected President of the European University Association for the period of 2019-23. Elections were held at the EUA General Assembly in Paris. Mr. Murphy succeeds Rolf Tarrach, who has served EUA over the past decade – first in the Council, then as Board member and finally as president since 2015.

Murphy, a member of the EUA Board since 2017 and Chair of the EUA Learning & Teaching Steering Committee, has held a variety of leadership roles including President of University College Cork, Vice-Chancellor of the National University of Ireland, Chair of the Health Research Board of Ireland, Chair of the Irish Universities Association and Chair of the Permanent Working Group of European Hospital Doctors. He graduated in Medicine from University College Cork and received his doctorate from the National University of Ireland.

The EUA president serves a four-year term and presides over the EUA Board, which is responsible for the preparation and implementation of the Association's policy and the planning of its activities.

At the same occasion, new EUA Board members were elected. Details can be found here.

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