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IAS Governance

The Governance of the IAS - Luxembourg is composed of the following instances:

 

Head of IAS – Luxembourg

The IAS - Luxembourg is headed by a professor of the University of Luxembourg nominated by its Rector. The mandate is for a period of two (2) years, renewable once. The Head of IAS - Luxembourg reports to the Vice-Rector for Research. The Head of IAS - Luxembourg:

  • elaborates the strategy, yearly plan, 4-year working program and other key activities of the IAS;
  • leads the search for additional external funding for the activities of the IAS;
  • proposes the budget, together with the opinion of the College of IAS Fellows, to the Vice-Rector for Research.

 

College of IAS Fellows

The College of IAS fellows is composed of all Principal Investigators of Audacity projects underway on the 1st of January of a given calendar year. The members have a mandate of two (2) years, which can only be renewed after a waiting period of one year. The Vice-Rector for Research participates ex officio as an observer to the meetings of the College of IAS fellows. The College of IAS fellows, presided by the Head of IAS, meets twice per year and has the following attributions:

  • provides an opinion on the strategy, yearly plan, budget, 4-year working program and other key activities of the IAS;
  • proposes a Head of IAS for nomination by the Rector;
  • elects representatives among the eligible members of their college to participate in the Scientific Council;
  • selects and ranks “Distinguished” and “Brainstorm” projects, and submits these to the Vice-Rector for Research for a final funding decision;
  • proposes to the Vice-Rector for Research interdisciplinary experts for the College of International experts.

 

Scientific Council

The Scientific Council is composed of thirteen (13) members as follows:

  • Head of IAS - Luxembourg; ex-officio with a casting vote;
  • Five (5) elected representatives of the College of IAS Fellows, nominated by the Rector;
  • Five (5) international experts nominated by the Rector;
  • Gender Equality Officer, ex officio as non-voting observer;
  • Vice-Rector for Research, ex officio as non-voting observer.

Members of the Scientific Council have a mandate of two (2) years, renewable once for the international experts. The Rector nominates new members following proposals from the Scientific Council. The Scientific council meets at least once per year and its role is to:

  • select and rank the “Audacity” and “Young academics” projects, and submit the same to the Vice-Rector for Research for final funding decision;
  • provide an opinion on key activities of the IAS;
  • contribute to the international visibility and reputation of the IAS - Luxembourg.