Professor Marja Makarow
Professor Marja Makarow

Press release#

Professor Marja Makarow elected new president of Academia Europaea#

Following a membership –wide ballot, the Board of Trustees have been pleased to announce that Professor MARJA MAKAROW has been confirmed as the next President of the Academy.#

Professor Makarow will take up the role of President-elect during December and will assume the Presidency in October 2021.#

Professor Makarow will be the seventh President since the establishment of the AE in October 1988.#

Professor Makarow is a Molecular Cell Biologist and is the Director of Biocenter Finland. She has been Vice-President of the Finnish Research Council – Academy of Finland, Vice-Rector of the University of Helsinki and Chief Executive of the European Science Foundation. Professor Makarow continues to serve on a number of high-level European committees and on Research and Education institutional boards across Europe.

Prof. Makarow was elected as a member of the Academia Europaea in 2011.

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The Academia Europaea was established in 1988 and is the Pan-European Academy of Sciences Humanities and Letters. The current membership stands at over 4500 peer elected scholars from across the whole continent of Europe and with members also drawn from across the globe. Its membership also includes major international academic prize-winners from all disciplines.

The Academia Europaea is a not-for-profit charitable company registered in England, but serves a Europe-wide community. The headquarters is in London, with seven regional knowledge hubs and a dedicated data centre. These are in various locations across the continent. The AE has also established a new EU project management office in Bergen, Norway, that serves the whole membership.

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