News from ISGlobal
On November 13 and 14, ISGlobal, an institution supported by the “la Caixa” Foundation, received the visit of its new External Advisory Committee (EAC), whose mission is to evaluate the institute’s activities and achievements and its strategic plan for the period 2017-2020).
“This is a crucial moment for the institution” says general director Antoni Plasència, “since it is the first evaluation since the merger with CREAL”. “In order to guarantee a comprehensive evaluation of all the areas, the EAC has been partly renewed and integrates members from the previous advisory committees, but also incorporates new members”, explains Josep M. Antó, ISGlobal’s scientific director.
The new EAC is integrated by 14 leading national and international experts, and is co-chaired by David Savitz from Brown University and Marcel Tanner from Basel University. Both chairs agreed that, in this time of great changes, the Committee’s role is to provide constructive advice to help ISGlobal “move ahead as one institution and maximise its impact”. In order to replace the committee members that could not assist, two additional experts were invited.