After managing a European public-interest, non-profit organisation for 15 years, I decided to embark on new professional adventures to work more independently and on a wider range of education-related topics. Since May 2023, I have worked as a consultant with different European projects and initiatives related to quality assurance, recognition, digitalisation and interoperability.

Previously I served as the Director of the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR). After coordinating the founding of EQAR as Project Manager on behalf of its founding members (ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE) from July 2007, I served as its first Director until April 2023. In that capacity, I led the conception, implementation and management of the Database of External Quality Assurance Results (DEQAR).

In my work I contributed closely to shaping the European Higher Education Area’s (EHEA) quality assurance framework, for example as a member of the Steering Group for the 2015 revision of the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG), as a co-author of the European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes and a member of the EU Micro-Credentials Higher Education Consultation Group.

Prior to joining EQAR, I was involved in European higher education policy as a member of the Executive Board of the National Union of Students in Germany (fzs) and later of the European Students’ Union’s (ESU, formerly ESIB) Bologna Process Committee, following the topics quality assurance, qualifications frameworks, recognition and social dimension.