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Lidia Borrel-Damián

Lidia Borrell-Damián is Secretary General of Science Europe, the association representing national public organisations that fund and perform research in Europe. She holds overall responsibility for the organisation’s strategic development and implementation of action plans. Her areas of experience cover a wide range of Research and Innovation (R&I) and Higher Education policy priorities, namely EU Framework Programme; European Research Area; International Cooperation; research infrastructures; research ethics and integrity; research assessment processes; university-business cooperation; regional innovation; gender and diversity; Open Science; doctoral education; energy science policy. 

She holds a Doctorate in Chemistry (Chemical Engineering Specialty; Solar Energy) from the University of Barcelona (1995). She worked at the European University Association (EUA) during 2006-2019, serving the last five years as the Director for R&I. She was Director of Research at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, (Barcelona, Spain, 2003-2005). Formerly, she was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Western Ontario (London, Canada, 1999-2001) and at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, USA, 1997-1998). She was an Assistant Professor at the University of Barcelona from 1990-1998.