Peter van der Hijden

Independent Higher Education Strategy Advisor

The independent higher education strategy advisor, Peter van der Hijden, lives in Brussels. He has worked 23 years for the European Commission (Education, Transport, Research) where he became Head of Sector Higher Education Policy and contributed to the Erasmus programme, the Bologna Process, Horizon and ERA. He now supports European Universities and promotes micro-credentials. Peter studied law at Maastricht University where he started his career as vice-registrar and policy officer for education and research. Recently he was advising European University Alliances on the design and further strategic positioning of their proposals.