Christian Thune was for a number of years Professor in International Politics at the University of Copenhagen, and he was Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Law and Political Science when in 1989 he was appointed by the Danish government Director of the new Centre for Quality Assurance and Evaluation of Higher Education. During the period of 1992-99 the Centre evaluated all higher education programmes in Denmark. In 1999 Christian Thune was appointed Executive Director of the new Danish Evaluation Institute that was established by the government with the mandate systematically to evaluate all levels and sectors of Danish education. From 2000-2005 Christian Thune was President of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). He was from 1997-99 a director of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). He was a member 1994-2003 of the Hong Kong Council of Academic Accreditation. In 2000 Christian Thune was a member of the panel of experts who reviewed the Hungarian Accreditation Council (HAC) and he is now a member of the international advisory board of HAC. Christian Thune is also a member of the Quality Assessment Commission of the Catalan Quality Assurance Agency (AQU), and of the board of the Evaluation and Accreditation Organisation of Lower Saxony, Germany (ZEvA).