Sarika Vij is Head of Policy at The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities. She joined the network in January 2017 as Senior Policy Officer shortly after its establishment. Before joining The Guild, she represented Finnish universities and public sector organisations in Brussels and facilitated their engagement with the research and innovation policy sphere of the EU. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Helsinki.
At The Guild, Sarika coordinates policy work and network collaboration. She also covers the following policy areas: the EU framework programmes for research and innovation, social sciences and humanities (SSH), ERA, and challenge-driven research.