Senior Advisor, EUA
Hanne Smidt is Senior Advisor at the European University Association (EUA). She has been closely following the institutional implementation of the Bologna Process and the introduction of the European Higher Education Area through the EUA Trends reports that have tracked the implementation of the Bologna reforms from an institutional point of view. She has been the co-author of Trends 2010 and the Trends V.From 2002 she has been involved in a wide range of projects that EUA has undertaken on the development of a European Quality Culture, on (Joint) Masters, and on Doctoral Programmes.
She has also co-authored several studies on Lifelong Learning and on tracking the progression path of students and graduates.The development of the Lifelong Learning agenda, widening access and the “European universities charter on lifelong learning” has been a core issue for her and she has, in this context, contributed 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.