The two governing bodies of CLUSTER are Steering Committee (proposing and managing actions) and the General Assembly (approving actions and reports). The operative initiatives are proposed and managed by Task Forces (transversal issues), Departments (issues related to particular scientific fields) and Working Groups (very specific activities with a limited duration)

The Presidency of Cluster is personal and not attached to universities. The Cluster President must be a Rector or President of one of the full members and is supported by a Secretary General to be appointed by him among his/her staff members and a Coordinator. The Presidency rotates every 2 years and re-election is possible.

Governing Bodies:

GA: General Assembly – members are rectors or presidents
SC: Steering Committee – members are rectors, presidents or their delegates

Task Forces:

  • GAST-ID: The Task Force on International Dimension & Grants and Application Support Team, chair Mirko Varano, KTH
  • SE3P: SINO-EU Engineering Educational Platform, chair José Santos-Victor, IST Lisbon


  • IND: Industrial Engineering, chair Jeanne Duvallet, INP Grenoble
  • CIV: Civil Engineering, chair Jana Freihöfer, TU Darmstadt

Working Groups:

  • WG1 Strategy, vision, mission, possible thematic priorities: Chair: Aalto/Tuula Teeri, vice chair: IST/Arlindo Oliveira.
  • WG2 Communication and branding: Chair: Aalto/Katrina Nordström
  • WG3 Governance and ways of working: Chair to be decided in Lausanne in May 2017