European University Association
Maria Kelo is the Director of the Institutional Development Unit at the European University Association (EUA). The work of the unit focuses on issues related to higher education learning and teaching, rankings, recognition, and quality assurance. Maria is also the Director of the Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP) Secretariat and a member of the Board of the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR). Maria became a member of the Swiss Accreditation Council in March 2022.
Before joining EUA in January 2022, Maria was for over a decade the Director of ENQA, the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher, as well as member of the EQAR Executive Board in 2013-2020. Both at EUA and ENQA, she has been involved in European policy making processes within the Bologna Process and through cooperation with the European Commission. Prior to joining ENQA, Maria worked for nine years in the field of international higher education in different European organisations and as a private consultant and has gained significant experiences on issues such as quality assurance, international higher education, and higher education reform.
Maria is a graduate of University College London and the London School of Economics.