Prestigious research assignment for Karlstad University2016-11-21
Simone Fischer Hübner, Professor of Computer Science at Karlstad University, has received a prestigious research assignment on European level. She has been elected member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Science Europe, the European umbrella organisation for research funders and research-performing organisations.
This means that Simone Fischer Hübner will be involved in influencing the strategies and guidelines for European research.
- I hope to be able to influence future research strategies through this position, particularly within the European Commission, says Simone Fischer Hübner.
Strategic advice to EU policymakers
Science Europe, an umbrella organisation for research funders and researcher-performing organisations, provides strategic advice to EU policymakers. Simone Fischer Hübner was first nominated by the Swedish Research Council and then elected by European research colleagues. This position carries a lot of responsibility: the holder does not only represent his/her own field or university, but the research world at large.
An important strategic issue that Science Europe currently focuses on involves the long and short-term impact of research. Today there are often demands that research should have immediate impact and dissemination, but frequently this only happens much later, says Simone Fischer Hübner.
- The EU’s research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, and specifically its innovations projects, show that rapid impact and dissemination are prioritised over research excellence, says Simone Fischer Hübner.
Her experience of coordinating EU projects and a well-established international network are some of the reasons why Simone Fischer Hübner has been elected to Science Europe’s Scientific Advisory Committee.
- Here at Karlstad University we’re very proud that one of our researchers holds such a prestigious position, says Eamonn McCallion, Research Advisor at Karlstad University. This would be a desirable position for any academic, and is proof of the high esteem in which Simone is held both by her colleagues and by the research world at large.