Higher Education Consultancy

Manja serves as higher education consultant to international organisations and associations, governments, universities and quality assurance and accreditation agencies.

Selected consultancy engagements

 

  • Invited expert in Expert Hearing of the Working Group on Fundamental Values of the Bologna-Follow-Up-Group (http://www.ehea.info/page-the-bologna-follow-up-group) of the European Higher Education Area: Participation of students and staff in higher education governance (7-8 February 2022)
  • PPMI – European research and policy analysis centre; external member on a higher education consultancy project (confidential), 2021 and member of the implementation team, evaluation of the Erasmus+ European Universities 2022-2024
  • ECORYS research-based consultancy; external member on a high-level higher education consultancy project (confidential), 2021-2022
  • Invited expert in the The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture project - LOTUS - Leadership and Organisation for Teaching and Learning at European Universities (Re-valuing higher education teaching, 15 September 2021)
  • Invited expert in the International Association of Universities (IAU) panel on “Coding the values in the changing higher education landscape”, 19 October 2021
  • Centralized Support for Higher Education Reform Experts in European neighborhood countries (HERE) Technical Assistance Mission in Armenia, Topic: Using Student-Centered Teaching to Develop Faculty and Improve Instructional Design, 22-24 November 2021
  • Invited expert to the European Union’s ET2020 Working Group on Higher Education, and Distance Learning network on Higher education, 3 July 2020
  • NESET Expert Group (network of experts working on the social dimension of education and training) to the European Commission, Scientific advisor and co-author: Mapping of student-centered learning practices in higher education: the use of different teaching and learning methods supporting a more inclusive high-quality tertiary education, 2019;
  • The World Bank, Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET), a student engagement surveys methodology in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2018;
  • UNESCO and Government of Armenia, A Feasibility study on new higher education strategy for Armenia, 2016;
  • Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland; member of a review panel for the assessment of the Finnish Higher Education System (2015);
  • HERE - Centralised Support for Higher Education Reform Experts in European neighborhood countries (HERE), European University Association with support of the European Commission, the reform of teaching and learning policies and strategies (2015);
  • Government of Slovenia, input on the strategy on internationalization of higher education in Slovenia (2015);
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, capacity building presentation on involving students in innovation to the Rectors of Saudi universities at the 6th International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education (IECHE) in Riyadh (2015);
  • European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF), capacity building presentation on institutional practices in teaching and learning (2015);  
  • The Agency for Quality Assessment in Higher Education in Lithuania, capacity building workshop on institutional strategies and practices for improving quality of teaching and learning  (2015);
  • HERE-ES (Higher Education Reform Experts Spain), capacity building presentation on implementation of student-centred approaches in higher education, Madrid, April 2016;
  • Centralised Support for Higher Education Reform Experts in European neighborhood countries (HERE) and Erasmus+ National Agency, Kazakhstan, capacity building workshop on implementation of student-centred approaches in higher education, Almaty, June 2016;
  • University of Maribor, capacity building workshop on implementation of student-centred approaches in higher education, Maribor, Slovenia, April 2016;
  • General Rapporteur at two of Council of Europe's events: High Level Education Forum in Kiev, Ukraine (2011) and Education Forum in Strasbourg (2008).

 

Selected assessments of funding proposals

  • Several actions of the Erasmus+ Programme for the European Commission, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, 2017 ->