Elizabeth Colucci is an adviser and project expert for EUA, focusing primarily on higher education policy, internationalisation and higher education in development cooperation. Between 2008 and 2014 she was a programme manager in the Higher Education Policy Unit of EUA, working on a range of higher education reform issues, and overseeing EUA’s external relations with non-European countries. Elizabeth has developed and managed a range of European Commission-funded international projects for EUA, and also contributed to the Bologna Process working group (‘BFUG’) on the official strategy for the European Higher Education Area in a Global Setting. She has helped to develop policy positions and input regarding cooperation with a variety of regions, including Africa, Latin America, Asia and North America. She currently supports EUA’s dialogue with Arab universities and managers projects involving higher education reform and harmonisation in Southeast Asia, the European Neighborhood countries, Latin America and Africa.
Prior to EUA, Elizabeth served as a senior officer at the Academic Cooperation Association (Brussels), and has also worked for the Fulbright Commission to Belgium and Luxembourg and for the Directorate for Education and Culture (EAC) of the European Commission. She holds a Master of Science in European politics and governance from the London School of Economics and completed her Bachelor degree in comparative international studies and French at Duke University (USA).