Rectors Seminar: Academic leadership for Open Science



UNICA Rectors Seminar:

Academic Leadership for Open Science

Université libre de Bruxelles, 14 September 2018

Venue: Bibliothèque Solvay - Solvay Library & European Parliament


The UNICA Rectors Seminar addressed the role of Academic Leadership in developing and implementing Open Science policies and offered a unique opportunity to discuss different Open Science strategies and the financial and strategic impact on the Universities, the Academic Community and society at large.


In the afternoon of 14 September the participants of the Rectors Seminar attended the ULB Academic Opening ceremony at the European Parliament on the theme “The Europe of knowledge", with the participation as speaker of Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.


"Save the date" announcement 
Biographies & abstracts of speakers and chairs
List of participants 
Practical Guide


Photos are available in this Flickr album


Report on the UNICA Rectors Seminar "Academic Leadership for Open Science" at OpenAIRE blog by Mojca KOTAR, Assistant Secretary General of the University of Ljubljana in the University Office of Library Services. OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk for Slovenia.



Academic leadership and the transition to Open Science: Presentation &  Speech by Prof. Dr. Frank MIEDEMA, Professor of immunology, Dean and Vice-Chairman of the Board, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht University

Secrets of the “Big Deal”: Curiouser and Curiouser by Prof. Ted BERGSTROM, Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

The DEAL Project in Germany by Prof. Dr. Horst HIPPLER, Former President of the German Rectors’ Conference 

Recommendations of the Open Science Policy Platform and the Open Science Action Plan in Finland by Kristiina HORMIA-POUTANEN, Director of National Network Services at the National Library of Finland; Member of the EC Open Science Policy Platform; former President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) 

Introduction to the panel discussion "Open Science: time for responsible choices" by the Chair, Prof. Bernard RENTIER, Rector Emeritus and Emeritus Professor of Virology and Immunology, University of Liège

European University Association. Scientific Publications - Challenges and trends by Prof. Jean-Pierre FINANCE, Professor Emeritus, University of Lorraine; former President, Henri Poincaré University, Nancy; Chair of the EUA Expert Group on Open Science




Ms Laura Brossico (UNICA Secretariat): 



Friday, 14 September, 2018
Host Institution: 
Université Libre de Bruxelles