Mariaelena Murphy, MA
Mariaelena joined RIC Leoben in October 2019, as the Education Portfolio Manager. She is responsible for the EIT RawMaterials education projects, with key focus on creating relationships between the sectors of business, research, and education in the Raw Materials industry. One of her main responsibilities is to manage the integrity of the current portfolio of educational projects and to develop new ones in line with the EIT strategy. Maintaining and cultivating future and current student engagement in the field of Raw Materials is the key to project success. Mariaelena holds a Master’s in Business Ethics and Social Responsibility. She is an Irish born national who has lived and worked abroad for the past 20 years. Besides having been an entrepreneur and worked commercially, her last held position was Senior Lecturer for 17 years at the International Business School, Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, The Netherlands. Here she lectured mainly in the Business Management discipline in the subject matter of Sustainability, Business Ethics, Intercultural Competence and Business Governance. She also developed projects with students and together set up a foundation whose aim was to share knowledge and help across borders, with a focus on education, social care and other deeds, which were beneficial in the broader sense of the communities. She is very excited to be part of the RIC team and about the Raw Materials education projects.