from December 12, 2022 to December 31, 2022
Published on December 12, 2022 Updated on December 14, 2022

EUTOPIA gets an interim Secretary General.

The EUTOPIA Week in Ljubljana witnessed significant changes in the EUTOPIA governance. Along with replacing the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Strategic Board of EUTOPIA, EUTOPIA also saw the stepping down of its first Secretary General, Nikki Muckle, after she completed the three-year term with the pilot phase of the alliance. While the new Secretary General selection is underway, Mauro Cannone, the Director of the Global Engagement Office at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy), was designated as the interim Secretary General of EUTOPIA.

Cannone obtained his degree in the language and culture of China in Venice and worked in China for almost four years. He has a Doctorate in Geography from Royal Holloway, University of London, and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Florence. He has worked at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice as Head of the Relations Unit of the International Office, where he was in charge of developing and maintaining the university’s network of partnerships with academic institutions, especially those facilitating student and faculty exchange programmes. Currently, at Ca’ Foscari, he focuses mainly on setting up and managing international branding and promotional activities and liaising with international ranking agencies to improve the university’s global reputation.

The EUTOPIA Secretary General’s responsibilities include being a trusted advisor to the EUTOPIA Chair and Board of Directors with a focus on governance, a manager and coordinator of the alliance, a facilitator networker and engager, and a leader and manager of the central office and team. Mauro Cannone continues as the acting Secretary General until the alliance chooses its successor for the role by the beginning of February.