The Secretariat supports all other bodies in their work, ensures the information exchange between the different bodies, serves as contact point for third parties and represents and promotes EQAR both within the EHEA (European Higher Education Area) as on international level.

Colin Tück - Director

Colin Tück has been working for EQAR since October 2007, initially as Project Manager on behalf of its founding members (ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE).

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Prior to joining EQAR he was involved in quality assurance-related topics as a member of the European Students’ Union’s (ESU, formerly ESIB) Bologna Process Committee. He was a member of the Executive Board of the National Union of Students in Germany (fzs) before his involvement in ESU.

Phone: +32 2 234 39 11
Mobile: +32 485 28 23 55

Annelies Traas - Events and Communications Officer

Annelies Traas joined the EQAR Secretariat in 2009. She has a Master Degree in European Studies (Amsterdam) and complemented her degree by a post-graduate degree in European Law (Bilbao, Spain).

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Previously, Annelies has held various positions (operations manager, legal advisor, director of the board of an international pre-school in New-York) in different fields of expertise (non-profit organisations, business incubation, financial services, international school).

Phone: +32 2 234 39 12
Mobile: +32 474 9009 74

Melinda Szabo - Policy Analyst

Melinda Szabo joined the Secretariat in March 2013. Melinda has done her master studies in Educational Management in Romania and complemented her degree with studies in political science at the Universite Libré de Bruxelles.

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She has previously worked in the Bologna Follow-Up Group Secretariat in providing support for the activities of the Working Groups and Networks (mainly the Social Dimension Working Group and Network of Experts on Student Support in Europe).

Phone: +32 2 234 39 15

Kathryn Mathe - Database Analyst

Kathryn Máthé joined the Secretariat in April 2018. Kathryn completed her masters studies in Library and Information Science at the University of California at Los Angeles with an emphasis on research tools for humanities scholars.

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She previously worked at the Open Society Archives of the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary designing online resources for digital collections.

Phone: +32 2 234 39 14