Jan Andersen

Jan Andersen

Office for Research and Relations

Technical University of Denmark

Anker Engelunds Vej

Building 101, room 3.184

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

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Keywords Research Administration | Research Support DTU | Team Coordinator | H2020

Jan Andersen is Chief Executive Officer, with a background in Computer Science and Danish Language. He has been working with the Technical University of Denmark since 2016, where he is currently responsible for setting up the Research Support Team in the Research Office. Before this he was working with the University of Copenhagen. He was involved in building up three very successful research support units. His focus is on the balance between the research level, strategic policy level and the administrative level. He was advisor to the Rectors and Deans of the University of Copenhagen and the former Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University. During the merger of the University of Copenhagen, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University and the Pharmaceutical University, he was responsible for the merger of academia and was heavily involved in the cross faculty follow-up of the merger. He was a project manager for a Life Long Learning Project from 1999-2001. Jan Andersen has over the years built up knowledge on research information systems and from 2003-2005, he headed the establishment of the University of Copenhagen’s research information system CURIS. He was member of the Advisory Board of LINK2US and BILAT projects, and was Head of the Nordic Association of University Administrators Working Group for Research Administrators and Industrial Liaison Officers. Jan Andersen is an expert on the EU framework programs and his specialty is long-term research planning, hereunder the participation in Horizon 2020. In this capacity a strong European and global network of colleagues and business partners is built up. Jan Andersen was as Board Member of Danish Association of Research Managers and Administrators involved in the preparation of INORMS 2012 in Copenhagen, his core contribution was the establishing of the concept of the conference. Jan Andersen was hosting the 2009 Annual Conference of European Association of Research Managers and Administrators, EARMA and elected Chairman for EARMA 2010-2013, where he was responsible for running three very and increasingly successful Annual Meetings. He has been a member of the Professional Development Working Group since 2013. In July 2014 Jan was re-elected as an EARMA board member. From 2013 Jan Andersen was the Chair of the COST Targeted Network BESTPRAC covering 40 countries and more than 400 research administrators building Best Practice in European Research Support.