The team

The alliance CHARM European university was born in January 2019. Since then, a core team has been working first on the development on the proposal, and now shaping CHARM-EU, our European University alliance, and for doing that, our team is growing fast, not only the International team but the internal team of each partner that support the international teams, as well. Consequently, we will keep updating this page.

Rectors Assembly

Prof. Joan Elias

Prof. Joan Elias, Rector of the University of Barcelona (UB)  (Chair as coordinating institution)

Joan Elias García (Barcelona, 1956) is Professor of Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Barcelona. During his academic career, he has combined lecturing with research in the field of commutative algebra and management activities. Elias has led a number of research projects and held senior positions in both national and international networks and institutions. These include his former position as editor-in-chief of the Real Sociedad Matemática Española (Royal Spanish Mathematical Society, RSME) and as a member of the publications committee of the European Mathematical Society. In the area of management, Elias García was head of studies and then dean of the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Barcelona (1992–1993 and 1996–2002, respectively), general secretary of the Consell Interuniversitari de Catalunya (Interuniversity Council of Catalonia, CIC) (2006) and finally UB vice-rector (2008–2010).

Prof. Patrick Prendrergast

Prof. Patrick Prendrergast, Provost, Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

Patrick Prendergast was elected by academic staff and student representatives as the 44th Provost of Trinity College Dublin, coming into office on August 1st, 2011. Dr Prendergast came to Trinity as an undergraduate in 1983, where he also completed a PhD. After post-doctoral positions in Bologna, Italy and Nijmegen, The Netherlands, he was appointed to the engineering faculty in Trinity College Dublin in 1995. He has held Visiting Professorships at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Poland; Erasmus University Rotterdam; The Technical University of Delft; and, in 2008, at University Polytechnic of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona. Prior to his appointment as Provost, he was Professor of Bioengineering where he introduced the teaching of biomechanics into the engineering curriculum, founded the Masters Programme in Bioengineering, and published several hundred articles related to implant design and tissue mechanobiology. During this period he was a Science Foundation Ireland Principal Investigator and held many industry-funded and EU-funded research grants.

Henk Kummeling

Prof. Henk Kummeling, University of Utrecht (UU)

Henk Kummeling (b. 1961) has served as Utrecht University's Rector Magnificus since 1 June 2018. Kummeling studied law in Nijmegen, where he also obtained his doctoral degree in 1988. In 1994, he was appointed Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Tilburg University. He has been a Professor at Utrecht University since 1995 and served as Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance from 1 September 2008 until 1 September 2014. In 2015, the Executive Board appointed him a Distinguished Professor of Utrecht University for his outstanding academic record. Between 2002 and 2006, Kummeling chaired the committee that introduced the 'Utrecht teaching model'. He has lectured in China, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Suriname and South Africa. Law students in Utrecht and Tilburg have elected him 'lecturer of the year' on numerous occasions.

Prof. Lázsló Borhy

Prof. László Borhy, Rector, of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Budapest

László Borhy graduated in Archaeology from the Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary, in 1988, and received his PhD in Roman Provincial Archaeology from the same university in 1996. His research focuses on Archaeology and History of Roman Pannonia, Latin Epigraphics, Roman Military History, Roman Arts and Sources of Later Roman Military History. Prof. Borhy has published nearly 100 papers in the field of Roman Archaeology. Currently, he is professor of archaeology at ELTE. Between 2015-2017 he served as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, since August of 2017 he is Rector of ELTE. He was awarded the Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2007. Since 2013 he is Corresponding Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Prof. Philippe Augé

Prof. Philippe Augé, President, University of Montpellier (UM)

Philippe Augé is a professor of public law specializing in tax law, tax procedures and public finances. He was elected President of the University of Montpellier in 2015. Previously, Philippe Augé was Director of the Common University Service of Information, Guidance and Professional Integration (SCUIO-IP) of UM1 from 2002 to 2009 , Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of UM1 from 2004 to 2009, President of UM1 from 2009 to 2015 and President of the Research and Higher Education Cluster (PRES "Sud de France").


General Project Manager, Ms. Meritxell Chaves, UB

Alliance Manager, Ms. Meritxell Chaves, UB

Prof. Tim Savage

Leader of curriculum design, Prof. Tim Savage, TCD

Prof. Jan Haarhuis

Leader of teaching and learning, Prof. Jan Haarhuis, UU

Leader of mobility, Ms. Anikó Szontag, ELTE

Leader of mobility, Ms. Anikó Szontágh, ELTE

Leader of inclusiveness, Prof. Agnes Sarolta, ELTE

Leader of inclusiveness, Dr. Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas, ELTE

Prof. Francisco Esteban

Leader of Sustainability and Dissemintation, Prof. Francisco Esteban, UB

Mr. Ramon Ellenbroek

Mr. Ramon Ellenbroek, Project Management and Financial Management teams, UU

Dr. Ferenc Takó

Dr. Ferenc Takó, Project Management team, ELTE

Ms. Camylle Pernelle

Ms. Camylle Pernelle, Project Management team, UM

Ms. Celine Delacourt-Gollain

Ms. Celine Delacourt-Gollain, Project Management team, UM

Ms. Agustina Calabrese, Financial Management Team, UB

Ms. Agustina Calabrese, Financial Management Team, UB

Mr. David O’Shea

Mr. David O’Shea, Financial Management Team, TCD

Mr. Mihály Plesoczk

Mr. Mihály Plesoczki, Financial Management Team, ELTE

Mr. Simon Guccione

Mr. Simon Guccione, Financial Management Team, UM