Glória Nunes Rodrigues

I have joined Euskampus Fundazioa in June 2021 with the objective of supporting and promoting the internationalisation of Euskampus’ education, research and innovation activities. I am actively involved in the European University Alliance ENLIGHT, in particular in the implementation of impact-related tasks. As International Manager, I am also helping positioning the Foundation in multiple European partnerships.  

I trust “people” as a key driver for a better society. Independently of each ones’ origins, beliefs, profiles and interests, if we share with others what we have as best, are open to different views and committed to make a better planet for the future generations, our societies will be better. It was driven by the wish to understand and promote the spaces where these could occur, that I decided to study Political Sciences and International Relations and later embarked in an international professional career.

My academic journey started in Portugal, my country of origin. I graduated at Nova University (Lisbon) in Political Sciences and International Relations and obtained  an International Diploma from Sciences-Po Paris. From Paris I moved to Brussels, where I lived for more than 13 years. First, as student of the Institut d’études européennes (Université Libre de Bruxelles), where I obtained a Master degree  in European policy studies,  and then as research trainee in trade union organisations, the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee and a cooperation and development consulting company.

After a short professional experience at the Instituto de Estudos Estratégicos e Internacionais (Portugal), I moved back to Brussels and joined the European Wind Energy Association (now WindEurope). I was involved in the implementation of several EU-funded projects and multiple research initiatives, such as on climate policy, wind energy environmental impacts, maritime spatial planning, and the employment created by wind power.

I have worked for 6 years at the European Commission, General Directorate for Education and Culture, in the "European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), University Business Cooperation and Entrepreneurial Education” unit , providing policy support and advice to the EIT and helping fostering synergies and complementarities between the EIT and other EU’s education, research and innovation initiatives.

I moved to the Basque Country in 2017 first as a Research Adviser at the University of Deusto, where I was in charge of the Interdisciplinary Research Platform Strengthening Participation and the promotion of the Social Impact of Deusto’s research activities and now at Euskampus Fundazioa, in the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. 

I love reading, walking  and contemplating  the sea. I do pilates and spend my free time with my family and two children.