Rolf Tarrach

President of the European University Association (EUA)

CV summary

Dr. Rolf Tarrach has been president of the new University of Luxembourg from January 2005 to December 2014. He has studied physics in Valencia, has received a PhD degree in Barcelona and has been postdoc at CERN, Geneva.  Dr. Tarrach is professor of theoretical physics at the University of Luxembourg, and has served in that capacity at the universities of Valencia and Barcelona. He has published some 100 articles in quantum field theory, quantum chromodynamics and quantum information theory, four books on different subject and some 100 essays on research, education and other knowledge related subjects. He has an honorary degree from the University of Saint Petersburg and has received awards and decorations in Spain, Portugal and Luxembourg. He has been Vice-president at the University of Barcelona. He is a former president of the CSIC (the Spanish Scientific Research Council, Madrid), and a former member of EURAB, EUROHORCS, ESOF2004 (in Stockholm, 2006 in Munich and 2008 in Barcelona), former president of ACA (Brussels) and former Vice-chair of the jury of the French “Initiative d’excellence”.  He chaired the committee of international experts EU2015 (2011, Spain). He has been on the EUA Council for 10 years and is EUA’s president as of July 2015.


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government