Dr. Ulrich Teichler
Professor at the International Centre for Higher Education Research, University of Kassel (Germany), since 1978, and former director for 16 years. Born in 1942; diploma and doctoral dissertation in sociology; researcher at the Max Planck I nstitute for Educational Research, Berlin.
Extended research periods in Japan, the Netherlands, and the U.S.; part -time or visiting professor at Northwestern University, College of Europe, Hiroshima University, and Open University, UK.
Research on high er education and the world of work, comparison of higher education systems, and international mobility; more than 1,000 publications.
Member of the International Academy of Education and the Academia Europea, former chairman of the Consortium of Higher E ducation Researchers, former president and distinguished member of EAIR; Comenius Prize of UNESCO; Dr. h.c. of the University of Turku.
Dra. Hanne Smidt
Hanne Smidt has been a Senior Adviser at EUA since 2002 and has been involved in a wide range of projects that EUA has undertaken: Quality Culture, Joint Master, Doctoral Programmes, Creativity and the Master study. She was one of the authors o f the study on financing of university- based research and of Trends V.
The development of the Lifelong Learning agenda and the “European universities charter on lifelong learning” for EUA has been a core issue for her and she has, in this context, contri buted to the Bologna Handbook with an article: “Do European universities have a strategy for lifelong learning?” She was the General Rapporteur at the EUA Rotterdam Conference “Inclusive and Responsive Universities”, 2008 and is currently involved in Trend s 2010.
She has now started an independent higher education consultancy in Sweden.
Hanne Smidt started her career at Aarhus University and worked at the Danish National Rectors’ Conference before joining the EC TEMPUS Office in Brussels in 1992. During her years in Brussels she worked as an independent consultant for DG External Relations, for Danish Universities and for EUA as well as for the Confederation of European Rectors’
Dr. Guy Haug
A key player in the creation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) for his role in:
– designing and implementing the Bologna process, leading to curricular renovation, harmonisation and attractiveness of European universities;
– initiating an d shaping an agenda for the modernisation of universities in the European Union;
– conceiving and initiating European cooperation and mobility programmes such as Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus and Tempus.
Haug is currently an adviser to the Technical University of Valencia.
He has a wealth of experience in the following areas:
– university management (in an internationally renowned French business management school) and institutional development;
– internationalisation, mobility and international cooperation for u niversities;
– assessment of policies, institutions and training programmes;
– cooperation with international organisations (EU, OECD, World Bank, UNESCO) and numerous university networks in Europe and the Americas (USA, Latin America);
– quality assurance and accreditation in Europe and globally;
– business studies, engineering courses and joint degrees.
Haug has written numerous conference papers, journal articles and book chapters in various countries and languages.
He holds a degree in Law (Strasbourg), a PhD in Political Science (Tübingen), an MBA (Ottawa) and an honorary doctorate awarded by the Higher Education & Training Awards Council in Ireland.
Dra. Marta Mena
Marta Mena is consultant of the World Bank in Virtual Educaction, adviser in Universidad Tecnológica Nacional and Universidad De Cuyo (Argentina), and member of the Executive Committee of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)