Hybrid event: Securing Science: Understanding EU Research Security Initiatives towards China - [April, 11]

Welcome to the lecture by Andrea Braun Střelcová : Securing Science: Understanding EU Research Security Initiatives towards China

Time: April, 11 at 11.00-12.00 (Helsinki time)

Venue: the lecture will be organized in a hybrid mode in Zoom and at

Pinni A 4014, Tampere University, Central campus, Kanslerinrinne, 1

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Over the past twelve months, the European Commission has introduced several initiatives to strengthen research security, aiming to mitigate risks associated with international academic collaboration. With a primary focus on Chinese higher education and research & innovation sectors, the EU is urging its member states and academia to enhance protection against foreign interference in areas deemed critical for the Union’s economic security as well as defense. However, the “security turn” in EU research policy is also presenting a host of new dilemmas for the continent’s universities and research organizations. In this lecture, I will delve into the historical context and the current developments of the EU’s research policy concerning China, and their potential implications for European higher education.

Speaker Bio:

Andrea Braun Střelcová studies the dynamics of international research collaboration with Chinese actors through EU research policy, European universities’ organizational practice, science diplomacy and academic mobility.

Andrea is a doctoral researcher at the Higher Education Group of Tampere University. She is also a predoctoral fellow in the “China in the Global System of Science” research group at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. As a senior expert for the European Commission’s DG Research and Innovation, she is in active dialogue with policy makers across Europe.