Nominated By: Mark Frederiks
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Doctor
Family Names(s): Heusser
Mailing Address: Binzallee 15, CH-8055 Zurich
Country: Switzerland
Office Telephone: +41 44 634 53 73
Residence Telephone: +41 79 279 25 94
Nationality/Citizenship: Swiss
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 27-05-1958
Current Position: Director
Current Employer: partly University of Zurich, partly self employed
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Writing: ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Medical Doctor, University of Zurich, 1988
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Master of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 1989
Nominee Application Form: Part B
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • General QA consultancy
  • Setting up of new QA agency
  • Training of experts/external reviewers
  • Internal QA of institutions
  • External review of institutions
  • External Review of QAAs
  • Institutional quality audits
  • Institutional accreditation
  • QA of cross border offerings
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: Two full cycles of institutional audits of all Swiss Public Universities
Institution/City/Country: All Swiss Public Universities
Date: 2005-10
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
2. Brief Description: Peer group leader at various programme accreditations
Institution/City/Country: King Saud University, Riad, Saudi Arabia
Date: 2011
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
3. Brief Description: Training of QA experts of Russia and Kashakhstan
Institution/City/Country: CIEP, Paris
Date: 2010
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
4. Brief Description: Building up QA agencies/systems of Armenia and Luxembourg
Institution/City/Country: ANQA in Armenia, Luxembourg Accreditation Committee
Date: 2010
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: 2001 â?? 2010 director of the Swiss accreditation and quality assurance agency (OAQ). Organization and participation in more then 200 institutional and programme accreditations and audits. Chairman of the European Consortium of Accreditation (ECA, 2004-today). Initiator of a â??code of good practiceâ? for ECA and of principles for selection of experts, establishment of mutual recognition agreements with several European accreditation agencies. MOCs with CEEN, INQAAHE and RIACES. Member of the board of directors of INQAAHE (2009-2010). International policy advisor for NVAO and international expert for ANECA (both since 2009). Member of the state accreditation committee of Luxembourg (2010 ff). Member of expert panels in foreign accreditation procedures and in peer reviews of agencies (ENQA reviews). Chairman of the scientific board of the German accreditation agency â??AHPGSâ?. Founder of the â??Swiss University Quality Networkâ?. Member of further national and international commissions and committees related to research, teaching and quality assurance. Organisation of the â??International Conference on Learning Outcomesâ? in Zurich 2007. Guest lecturing in Europe and Overseas, broad publication activities (international journals and books).

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