Axel Aerden

Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands & Flanders (NVAO), the Netherlands
Axel Aerden

Axel is the Flanders Quality Assurance (QA) Coordinator and Senior Adviser on International Policy at the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders. He has degrees in social sciences, political science and international relations and diplomacy. Axel contributes to higher education policy development, designs QA systems, supports internationalisation from a qualitative perspective and has contributed to higher education policy and QA development in Europe, Africa and Asia. He works with European Union and other authorities and stakeholder organisations in policy dialogues and has published on a wide variety of higher education topics. He currently coordinates the Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation (CeQuInt), a Europe-wide methodology to assess the quality of internationalisation at programme and institutional levels. He contributes specific expertise in joint programmes and learning outcomes to the European Consortium for Accreditation (ECA). He has professional experience in policy making at multiple levels of higher education. He is currently a member of the EAIE General Council.