CREATION OF A STRATEGIC STEERING COMMITTEE: THE MUSE INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD (MIAB)

Objective

The MUSE International Advisory Board (MIAB) is comprised of key foreign and French strategic partners to help achieve MUSE goals.

The MIAB will play a key consulting role in terms of steering and strategic guidance for the development of the MUSE initiative and provide recommendations in the areas of education, research, and international outreach.

Function

  • MIAB formulates recommendations to the MUSE Board of Directors
  • It is facilitated by MUSE Executive team

Composition

The strategic orientation committee is comprised of :

10 Strategic International Academic Partners:

  • 5 initial partners: WUR (NL), UC Davis (USA), Barcelona (ES), Uni. Heidelberg (DE), and U. Kyoto (JP)
  • 5 Southern partners (in line with MUSE geographical and institutional priorities identified in 2018): Pretoria (ZA), IAV Hassan II (MA), UCAD (SN), USP (BR), CAAS (CN), one university from South-East Asia (TBD).

7 Non-academic Partners:

Operating mode

During the first MIAB meeting that took place on 6 March 2019, the members opted for the organization of an annual MIAB meeting, for the first 3 years, then re-evaluate this scheduliing.

  • First MIAB meeting (6 March 2019)

At the end of a day of discussion, reflection and exchanges, MIAB members had a better understanding of the MUSE project and scope. They were keen to find out how MUSE stands on issues with impact & outcome, which criteria will be used to define priority issues, and how priorities will be linked to resources.

MIAB members agree to say that the purpose of this Board is a networking of networks to serve MUSE international strategy.

Due to the world pandemic, the 2nd MIAB meeting will take place via videoconferencing on 10-11 December 2020.