Director of ENQA
Maria Kelo is the Director of ENQA, the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (since 2011). She represents ENQA in the E4 group and in the Bologna Process (BFUG and relevant working and advisory groups), together with the Association’s president. Maria is a member of the Executive Board of the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR). She chaired EQAR’s self-evaluation process in 2015-2016. Maria has also been a member of the EQAF Steering Committee in 2012-2016.
Prior to joining ENQA in 2011, Maria worked for nine years in the field of international higher education, first as a trainee at the European Commission DG for Education and Culture, and subsequently as a research assistant at Eurydice (2003), Senior Officer at the Academic Cooperation Association (2003-2009), Programme manager at EUA (2010), and independent consultant (2010-2011). During these years Maria carried out a number of projects and studies on international higher education, in particular in the fields of transnational education, student mobility, student services, promotion of European higher education, and human resource management in higher education. She has published several articles and books on these topics.
Maria is a graduate of University College London (1996-2000) and London School of Economics (2001-2002).