Els van der Werf

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands
Els van der Werf

Els is Senior Policy Adviser on Internationalisation and International Relations at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, the Netherlands, and is a member of the EAIE’s General Council. She studied English language and literature at the University of Groningen and the University of Sheffield,England before starting her career in higher education in 1982. Since 1990, Els has worked with virtually all aspects of internationalisation of higher education, both strategic and operational, working at departmental, faculty and institutional levels. In addition, she has been active in national and international platforms and bodies, having chaired the national platform of internationalisation policy advisers in Dutch higher professional education from 1999 to 2003 and serving as a member of the Dutch team of Bologna Experts since 2004.