Peter van der Hijden

Peter van der Hijden works for the European Commission, Directorate General Research, in the Unit dealing with Universities and Researchers. Dossiers of the Unit include university funding, institutional human resources management, research performance assessment, researchers' training, -career and -mobility, all contributing to the creation of the European Research Area (ERA). Peter has worked for the European Commission in the field of transport (inland waterways), but his main experience lies in higher education: the Erasmus Programme, the modernisation agenda for universities and the European Higher Education Area (Bologna Process). Peter has studied law at Nymegen, Leyden and Maastricht University. Before moving to Brussels, he worked at the University Council and the Law Research Committee of Maastricht University.