Masaryk University International Scientific Advisory Board

The Masaryk University International Scientific Advisory Board is an independent body composed of internationally recognized scientists tasked with helping the university develop scientific strategies and providing independent assessment and advice on a range of science-related issues. The board meets once a year.

Board members

Board members include Josef Jiřičný of the University of Zurich, Peter Williamson of the University of Cambridge, Marie-Janine Calic of the University of Munich, Viktor Kunčak of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne and Christiane Druml of the Medical University of Vienna​​.

Josef Jiřičný was elected board chair at the 2016 board meeting.

Josef Jiřičný

Professor Emeritus, ETH Zurich

Graduate of the Aston University in Birmingham and the University of London. Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization and Academia Europaea. His research focus includes the molecular mechanisms of DNA repair in human cells, specifically with respect to colorectal carcinoma.

Peter Williamson

Director of management studies at the Cambridge Judge Business School

His extensive experience includes areas such as management research, counselling and education; he has also been active as a consultant in a number of companies. His research focus includes, among other areas, globalization and its implications for corporate strategies.

Marie-Janine Calic

German historian specializing in East European and South-East European history

Active at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, currently the thirtieth best university in the world and the number one in Germany. Her research focuses on the conflicts, economics and social history of South-East Europe and its ethnic minorities. She has also worked for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Viktor Kunčak

Associate Professor at EPFL specializing in information technologies and machine learning

Since 2007 he has been working as an associate professor at EPFL, where he runs a laboratory focusing on automatic reasoning and analysis in the field of information technology. His research focuses on languages, algorithms and systems of verification and automatic reasoning. In 2012, he received a prestigious ERC grant.

Christiane Druml

Austrian lawyer and bioethicist, UNESCO Chair on Bioethics of the Medical University of Vienna

Gained her international renown for her efforts to uphold transparent medical research committed to the highest ethical principles. She founded the Vienna Initiative to Save European Academic Research, which focused on the importance of non-commercially funded clinical research within Europe. She served as vice-dean for clinical affairs at the Medical University of Vienna.

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