Laura

Nominated By: Laura Beccari
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Ms.
Family Names(s): Beccari
Mailing Address: Steinackerstrasse 15
3184 Wünnewil
Country: Switzerland
Office Telephone: +41 31 380 11 62
Residence Telephone: +41 79 598 93 67
Email: laura.beccari@oaq.ch
Nationality/Citizenship: Italian (and mother language)
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 21-08-1973
Current Position: Scientific Collaborator
Current Employer: Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (OAQ)
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: SPANISH, ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN
Fluent in Writing: SPANISH, ENGLISH, FRENCH,
Fluent in Speaking: SPANISH, ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Specializing Master of Arts in European Studies, College of Europe, Natolin, 2003
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Master of Arts in Linguistics, Università degli Studi di Torino, 1999
Nominee Application Form: Part B
Areas:
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
Specialisations:
  • Training of experts/external reviewers
  • External review of institutions
  • External Review of QAAs
  • Institutional assessment
  • Institutional quality audits
  • Institutional accreditation
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: External Review of QAAs
Institution/City/Country: VLHORA/Bruxelles/Belgium
Date: 2009
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
2. Brief Description: Conduction of Q-audit procedure including
training of experts
Institution/City/Country: USI/Lugano/Switzerland
Date: 2008
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
3. Brief Description: Conduction of Accreditation procedure including training of experts
Institution/City/Country: Faculty of Medecine University of Lausanne /Lausanne/Switzerland
Date: 2011
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
4. Brief Description: Member of experts panel in programme review
Institution/City/Country: Universidad La Laguna /Tenerife/ Spain
Date: 2006
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: WORK EXPERIENCE

Apr 05 - ongoing
Center of accreditation and quality assurance of the Swiss universities (OAQ), Bern, Switzerland (7 years)
Scientific Collaborator and International Officer
- 2005-: coordinator of all international activities, networking, projects of the agency, including revision of internal instruments based on international best practices
- 2005-: regularly conducted Q-audit, institutional & programme accreditation, cluster and joint procedures

Oct 03 - Feb 04
European Commission, DG Education and Culture, Brussels, Belgium (5 months)
Trainee (Unit A5: EU Higher Education programs with third countries) - assisted the Chief of Unit in launching and implementing the Erasmus Mundus program

Sep 99 - Aug 02 Italian Chamber of Commerce, Stockholm, Sweden (3 years)
- 2000-02: Assistant Manager
- 1999-00: Communication Officer

Sep 98 - Jun 99
Saint Jacobi Gymnasium, Vällingby (Stockholm), Sweden
(9 months)
Assistant teacher within the EU Socrates Lingua Program
- contributed to the development of a stronger European dimension in the educational process

May 95 - May 97
Politecnico di Torino School of Engineering, Turin, Italy
(2 years)
Responsible for the Socrates Office
- took care of the international relations for high educational exchange programs (Erasmus and Tempus)


EDUCATION

Jun 03
Master Degree in European Studies â?? College of Europe, Natolin, Poland.
Specialising dominant: Politics and administration. Final result: very good
Final thesis: Erasmus Mundus: Towards an Integrated European Higher Education Area? The catalyst role of the 'Erasmus approach' as a strategy of European integration in 'an ever closer fusion'

Mar 99
Master degree in Foreign Languages & Communication â?? Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
Major in French, Minor in Spanish (Faculty of Science of Education)
Specialisation in French Linguistics. Final result: 110/110 cum laude
Final thesis (at Linköpings Universitet, Linköping, Sweden): The French lexical borrowing in the Swedish language during the 18th century

Aug 97 - Jun 98
EU Socrates/Erasmus Program â?? Lunds Universitet, Lund, Sweden


LANGUAGES
Italian (native language); English, French, Spanish, German (independent active speaker); Swedish (passive)


IT SKILLS
Software: Office Package, FrontPage; Operating Systems: Windows, Macintosch


APPOINTMENTS

2011 - ongoing Member of the Institutional Evaluation Committee of ACSUCYL (Spain)
2011 - ongoing Member of the Advisory Council of UNIBASQ (Spain)


MEMBERSHIPS

1992 - ongoing Member of AFS International - Intercultural Programs (NG-NP organisation)
2003 - ongoing Member of the College of Europe Alumni Association


SPORTS
running, tennis, snow-rackets walking; mountain biking

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