Rolf Tarrach has been president of the University of Luxembourg from January 2005 to December 2014, being Rector emeritus since January 2018. He has studied physics in Valencia, has received a PhD degree in Barcelona and has been postdoc at CERN, Geneva. Dr. Tarrach has been professor of theoretical physics at the university of 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 doctoral degree from the University of Saint Petersburg and another one from the University of Liège. He has received awards and decorations in Spain, Portugal and Luxembourg. He has been Dean and 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, ESOF (2004 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.