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RTEmagicC_John_Smith.JPG[1]Dr John Smith is  Senior Adviser to EUA, where he worked  from 2004 to 2013 as Deputy Secretary General with responsibility for  activities in the fields of research and innovation.

After completing his PhD in political science (University of Kent, Canterbury, UK) he took up a career in the field of science administration and policy at the Economic and Social Research Council, London, UK (1976-84), and the European Science Foundation, Strasbourg, France (1985-2000).

Based in Vienna from 2000 to 2003, he was Executive Director of the Institute for Human Sciences until December 2001 and then worked as a Research Consultant on several commissioned studies, including those for the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Culture; the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research; and the European Commission Directorate-General for Research. From October 2003 to September 2004, he was based in Lisbon, Portugal, as a Gulbenkian Foundation Visiting Professor in European Science Policy at the Instituto Superior De Ciencias Do Trabalho E Da Empresa (ISCTE) of the University of Lisbon.

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