Paul Hearn

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Paul is a Senior Expert in Knowledge Management n the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC) the European Commission's in-house science service. 

With 20 years of experience in the European institutions, Paul has turned his attention to bringing together learning activities which take place across the EU institutions into a coherent resource which will be delivered through a new Commission portal known as the EU Academy.

Paul has a multidisciplinary academic background, with a degree in Modern Languages and Linguistics, and postgraduate Master's Degrees in Cognitive Science, and Economic and Business Administration. Educated in the UK and Spain.

Before joining the Commission, Paul was an entrepreneur and helped to launch a number of start-up companies, some of which went on to greater things in what was then the nascent computing and internet sector.