Nominated By: Laura Beccari
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Ms.
Family Names(s): Maurer
Mailing Address: Neubadstr. 140, CH-4054 Basel
Country: Switzerland
Office Telephone: 0041313801161
Office Fax: 0041313801155
Residence Telephone: 0041788420711
Nationality/Citizenship: Swiss
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 01-06-1969
Current Position: scientific collaborator
Current Employer: Swiss Center for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (OAQ)
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: GERMAN, ENGLISH, FRENCH
Fluent in Writing: GERMAN, ENGLISH
Fluent in Speaking: GERMAN, ENGLISH, FRENCH
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: lic. iur. (MLaw), University Basel, 1995
Nominee Application Form: Part B
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • Setting up of new QA agency
  • 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: Accreditation procedures at public and private Universities
Institution/City/Country: Switzerland
Date: 2003-2011
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
2. Brief Description: Quality Audit Procedures at Swiss Public Universities
Institution/City/Country: Switzerland
Date: 2004-2009
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
3. Brief Description: Panel Member in ENQA Reviews
Institution/City/Country: Belgium / Spain
Date: 2008/2010
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
4. Brief Description: Panel Member Accreditation of private Institution / Coordinating Reviewer for IUQB Ireland
Institution/City/Country: Luxemburg / Ireland
Date: 2011
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: Since 2003 I have been working for the Swiss Center for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (OAQ). In the position of a scientific collaborator and legal counsellor to the OAQ I have independently managed projects and procedures. Among those the organisation of accreditation and evaluation procedures, the collaboration in various national and international networks as well as the development of instruments and standards for quality assurance procedures such as Quality Audits and Accreditation procedures. Also I have been able to present my work at different international meetings and to be the secretary in two external reviews of Quality Assurance Agencies in the framework of the ENQA and EQAR Membership application. Since 2007 I have been made responsible for all matters relating to procedures in the university sector at OAQ this includes financial planning and budgeting.
I have been secretary for two ENQA Reviews in Spain and Belgium. In 2011 I have worked as a member of an Expert Panel for the Accreditation Commission of Luxemburg and as a coordinating reviewer for an Institutional Review for the IUQB in Ireland.
In the past eight years I have developed a great experience in the field of quality assurance. I have worked with national and international experts in the field and have in depth knowledge of the international as well as national policies and practices in quality assurance. My working languages are German, French and English with my mother tongue being German. I am used to draft reports in English.

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