Kees Kouwenaar

Aurora Universities Network, the Netherlands
Kees Kouwenaar

I am Secretary General of the Aurora Universities Network and Director of Mastermind Europe at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 

I stand for election for a second term in the EAIE General Council because I feel that 38 years of experience in international education and capacity development have brought me knowledge, skills and understanding that could be beneficial to the council. 

My key competence is to bring experts, leaders, implementers and administrators together in a shared vision and meaningful activities.  

I am not new to the EAIE. A member from its foundation, I served on the board of the professional section for Admission and Credential Evaluation and on the planning commission for the Berlin conference in 1992. I was also involved in setting up the predecessor of the current EAIE Academy. At this phase of my career, I want to serve the EAIE once more. 

Over the past two years, I have experienced that membership of the EAIE General Council serves a crucial role in our member-based association – and I would be delighted to serve for another two years.