President Şeker Attended ALLEA General Assembly Meeting

President Şeker Attended ALLEA General Assembly Meeting

TÜBA President Prof. Muzaffer Şeker attended the General Assembly Meeting of the Association of European Academies (All European Academies-ALLEA), which celebrated its 30th anniversary.

The meeting, which was attended by 70 delegates from Europe, including TÜBA President Prof.  Muzaffer Şeker and TÜBA Full Member Prof.  Ahmet Nuri Yurdusev, was hosted by the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities and the German Young Academy in Berlin, where ALLEA President and board members were elected. CERN Director General Fabiola Gianotti was presented with the Madame de Staël Award, which she was awarded in 2023.

Prof. Paweł Rowiński became the new President of ALLEA.
As a result of the election held at the meeting attended by representatives from more than 50 member academies, Prof. Paweł Rowiński was elected President of ALLEA for the period 2024-2027, replacing Prof. Antonio Loprieno, President of the Swiss Academy of Arts and Sciences, who has been in office since 2018. Prof. Rowiński, who will lead ALLEA as President for the next three years, is a former Vice-President of the Polish Academy of Sciences and works on mathematical methods in geophysics, geophysical flows, river hydrodynamics and stream hydraulics.

In his remarks at the General Assembly, Prof. Rowiński said that he is honored for the opportunity to serve ALLEA and that international cooperation is becoming increasingly difficult and cross-border cooperation between academies is more vital than ever. He also expressed his commitment to working closely with ALLEA members.

The new ALLEA Board of Directors, which will serve with President Rowiński, includes; Jūras Banys from the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Ylva Engström from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Annette Grüters-Kieslich from the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Kerstin Pahl from the German Young Academy Marie Louise Nosch from the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters, Jozef Ongena from the Royal Flemish Academy of Science and Arts in Belgium, Päivi Pahta from the Council of Finnish Academies, Karin Roelofs from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Neri Salvador from the Lincei Academy in Italy and Camilla Serck-Hanssen from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Literature. While more than 20 Young Academies attended the meeting, TÜBA Young Academy was represented by Assist. Prof. Mürsel Doğrul represented the Young Academy.

At the end of the day, a scientific symposium titled "European Research Cooperation in a Changing Geopolitical Environment" was organized open to all. Fabiola Gianotti delivered her Madame de Staël Award speech on the theme of the symposium. A roundtable discussion in the program addressed the limits that geopolitical complexities impose on cross-border cooperation and assessed the impact on freedom of scientific research.