The Executive Committee is, together with the Annual General Meeting, the main decision-making body. It consists of nine members who are elected by EAIR members for a three-year term of office. A Steering Committee is responsible for business in the interim between regular Executive Committee meetings. The Chair, the Vice-Chair, the Secretary and the Treasurer undertake special functions and responsibilities within the Executive Committee. The President of EAIR is nominated and appointed by the members of the Executive Committee for a three-year term of office, and has an honorary and consultative role in respect of the Association.
The EAIR Secretariat, located in Amsterdam, supports the Executive Committee and manages membership issues, the annual Forum and other activities.
Bjørn took his PhD at CHEPS, University of Twente in the Netherlands, and has analyzed and published widely on reform, governance, organization and transformation processes in higher education for more than 25 years. Beside his long-standing engagement in EAIR, he has also a range of professional appointments including being a member of the international advisory board at University of Vienna, a member of the Danish Accreditation Council, and an executive board member at Karolinska Institute in Sweden”. Bjørn is currently the President of the EAIR.
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Head of the Centre for Educational Management & Higher Education Development, and Academic Director of the Erasmus Mundus Master Programme “Research & Innovation in Higher Education”
Attila worked in many international research and developments projects related to the modernisation and development of higher education. He is an expert for higher education management and change management. He was also involved in audit projects especially at the Western Balkan region to improve university management and structures. Pausits is also member of the group of international auditors of the Higher Education Accreditation Agency of Republika Srpska. He is recently involved in development activities of student services and modernisation of higher education in Eastern Europe and Africa. He is guest lecturer at many international universities across Europe and member of the executive committee of EAIR, The European Association for Institutional Research. His resent research and publications focus on real time university, continuing education and leadership. Attila was also project member for the E3M Project, a three years project co-funded by the European Commission to generate a comprehensive instrument to identify, measure, and compare Third Mission activities of HEIs from a wide perspective as well as other international projects. He is currently the Chair (since 2016) of the EAIR Executive Committee (EC member 2011-2014, 2014-2017, 2017-2020).
Research Professor and Head of Research
Nicoline specializes in research on governance, organization, management, strategizing, internationalization and funding in higher education. Her research takes particular interest in the organizational and structural contingencies of higher education and how these influences performance and output with regard to quality.
She is currently the Vice Chair (since 2016) of the EAIR Executive Committee (EC member 2014-2017, 2017-2020).
Director of Education and Student Affairs
Ton specializes in research on organization, management and leadership of middle managers (academic and non-academic) in higher education. His research takes particular interest in the way academic middle managers and educational administrators’ influences organizational performance and output. Ton is currently a Treasurer (since 2015) of the EAIR Executive Committee (EC member 2015, 2016-2019).
Rosalind worked as the Head of the School of Education and Co-ordinator of Research at the Ulster University. She holds an Honours degree in Modern Languages and Literature (German and French) together with two Master’s degrees, one in Education and one in General and Applied Linguistics. She established the UU Master’s in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL),
a degree that combines theory with professional skills and includes a teaching practice in Hungary. Her research interests are in higher education, especially German/British comparisons (neo-liberalism; institutional mergers and linkages; gender issues); also ESOL (especially cross-cultural adaptation and teaching strategies). She is a Senior Distinguished Research Fellow of her University, a member of the British Academy of Social Sciences, an Honorary Member of the British Association for International and Comparative Education, Secretary of the European Association for Institutional Research and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. She has held grants from the Leverhulme Trust, the Economic and Social Research Council, the UK Council for International Education, the German Academic Exchange Service and the Higher Education Innovation Fund. She has published over eighty books/ chapters/ articles. Two books giving a flavour of her work are The End of Elitism? The Democratisation of West German Universities (Berghahn, 1990) and Neoliberal Developments in Higher Education: the United Kingdom and Germany (Peter Lang, 2011).
Rosalind is currently the Secretary (since 2010) of the EAIR Executive Committee (EC member 2010-2013, 2013-2016, 2016-2019).
Clare is a National Teaching Fellow and a QAA Reviewer. She is currently involved in two national projects piloting and evaluating measures of learning gain funded by HEFCE and the Higher Education Academy. A palaeontologist by background Clare has worked in higher education for over 20 years. As Director of the Teaching and Learning Academy she is responsible for the administration, analysis and reporting of the internal and external institutional surveys to all students on enrolled on taught programmes, including postgraduate. She was a member of the HEA NSS Institutional Review Working Group and was in involved national pilot of UK Engagement Survey (UKES).
Clare is known for her work on the evaluation of survey qualitative data and with her colleague Dr Elena Zaitseva recently published a sematic analysis of the students comments in Postgraduate taught Experience Survey (PTES); In their own words: Analysing students’ comments from the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey. She is also interested in the second year experience of students at university. Related recent publications include Milsom, C.V., Stewart, M., Yorke, M., Zaitseva, E. (2015) Stepping up to the Second Year at University: Academic, psychological and social dimensions Routledge 978-0-415-71851-6 and Milsom, C.V. (2015) Disengaged and overwhelmed: why do second year students underperform? Guardian Higher Education Network. Clare is currently a member of the EAIR Executive Committee (EC member 2014-2017, 2017-2020).
Principal Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy and Professor of Learning and
Associate Dean (Student Learning Experience & Quality) for the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences
A major part of Mark’s work over the past decade has included providing strategic leadership in relation to employability, high achievers’ recognition, inclusive educational practices and the development of systems to support disabled students. Mark, Chair the UK RAISE Network’s SIG on Inclusive Practice and also sit on the Department for Education’s Disabled Students’ Sector Leadership Group. Alongside these student engagement interests he has designed extensive staff development initiatives focussing on programme leadership and personal tuition. Mark relishes the opportunities EAIR offers its members by breaking down artificial barriers between the diverse groups with a stake in Higher Education and in 2016 Mark was the Conference Chair for the EAIR Forum. He is a passionate advocate of the benefits of trans-national co-operation having taken part in a number of international HE collaborations that afforded the participants the chance to learn from one another’s achievements in research, policy formation, governance, quality assurance, student support and learning and teaching. Mark is currently a member of the EAIR Executive Committee (EC member 2016-2019).
Associate Professor, ISEG Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Cláudia is working as a policy-oriented researcher focusing on education, higher education, and science. She has published widely in the areas of education and science, both in academic publications and through commissioned policy papers, guidelines and technical documents. Whilst my academic publications have resulted from my work with CIPES – Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies, and my university career, my policy and consulting output has been the fruit of work with Portuguese bodies such as the Ministry of Education, the General Inspectorate for Education (IGE), the independent Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES), the Portuguese research funding council (FCT), and more recently with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). She is currently a member of the EAIR Executive Committee (EC member 2015-2018).
Antigoni is also a visiting professor at Solvay School of Economics and Open University HCMC in Vietnam. She teaches leadership, management, and research methodology courses to graduate and undergraduate students. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Twente, Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) in the Netherlands. She specializes in leadership, organizational change, quality management, branding/marketing and mixed methods research. Papadimitriou has published over than 25 book chapters and articles and currently editing a book about Marketing and Branding in Higher Education. She is a member of Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Higher Education Sig (HESIG) Awards Committee, and recently re-elected as treasurer for the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA). For the Eastern Academy of Management 2017 Conference will serve as a Chair for the Leadership Track. She is currently a member of the EAIR Executive Committee (EC member 2015-2018).
Juha was the University Rector for 14 years. He is also an Adjunct Professor of the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. He was previously the Director of the Vantaa Institute for Continuing Education of the University of Helsinki and Director of the Advanced Management Education Centre of the University of Jyväskylä. He holds a PhD (Econometrics) from the University of Bristol in the UK, a DSc (Economics and Business Administration) from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland and a DSc (Technology) from the University of Oulu in Finland. Juha is currently the EAIR Executive Committee (EC member 2015-2018).
Prof Dr Malcolm Tight • University of Lancaster • United Kingdom (editor TEAM)
Prof Liviu Matei • Central European University • Budapest • Hungary (2018 EAIR Forum Chair)
Mr Matyas Szabo • Central European University • Budapest • Hungary (2018 Forum Co-Chair)
Dr Leonard Kail (United Kingdom, 1994)
Prof Burton Clark (USA, 1997) (deceased 28 October 2009)
Dr Kari Hyppönen (Finland, 1999)
Prof Dr Ulrich Teichler (Germany, 2002)
Ms Anita Ax (the Netherlands, 2003)
Dr Roddy Begg (United Kingdom, 2003)
Prof Dr José-Ginés Mora Ruiz (Spain, 2012)
Dr James Williams (United Kingdom, 2017)
The EAIR members have contributed their dedication, expertise and professionalism in the relationship between research, policy and practice in higher education.
We are thankful for their continued support in making EAIR’s presence till today!