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Interview: Raising eyebrows

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Former Elsevier vice-president Stephane Berghmans on his new role at the European University Association

Stephane Berghmans, director of research and innovation at the European University Association, thinks his appointment in September came as a surprise to some. This is mainly because of his previous role as vice-president for academic relations at the scholarly publishing and data analytics company Elsevier.

Elsevier’s powerful influence over academia is a cause of concern for many. And although Berghmans insists he doesn’t “see any tension at all” between his former role and his new one, he admits his appointment was a “quite bold” move on the EUA’s part.

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