Guest lecture by Professor Sierd Cloetingh

European cooperation in science, innovation and policy advice.


Welcome to a guest lecture by Professor Sierd Cloetingh: Perspectives on European cooperation in science, innovation and policy advice.

The lecture on September 6th at 13.30, at Studentsenteret in Bergen (physical meeting only) will last for approximately 45 minutes and will be followed by a short coffee/tea break, shorter comments/perspectives and a discussion.

Shorter comments/perspectives by:

  • Professor emeritus Matthias Kaiser (Center for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, SVT)
    More systematic science advice is badly needed
  • Researcher Scott Bremer (SVT)
    Chained up: when representations of science-policy become problematic
  • Professor Jeroen P. van der Sluijs (SVT)
    Science, innovation and the precautionary principle (presentation based on this report)

Discussion moderated by Professor Eystein Jansen, Scientific Director of Academia Europaea Bergen Knowledge Hub

Sierd Cloetingh

Sierd Cloetingh is Utrecht University Distinguished Professor.

His research field is Earth Sciences.

He published more than 360 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and has been promotor of close to 80 PhD students.

He has amongst other engagements served as President of the Academia Europaea, Member and Interim-Chair of the Board of SAPEA (Scientific Advice for Policy by European Academies), President of the Association for European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST), Membership of the Scientific Council (2009-2015) and Vice-President of the European Research Council (ERC), President of the European Geophysical Society (1998-2000), President of the International Lithosphere Program (ILP), Distinguished Professor of the Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW, 2006-2015), Editor-in-Chief of the international journal “Global and Planetary Change” and Chairman of the TOPO-EUROPE collaborative research program.

He was distinguished in 2005 as Chevalier de Legion d’Honneur and in 2014 as Knight of the Royal Order of the Netherlands Lion for his contributions to science and European scientific cooperation in research and education.

More details about the event here.