Jens Vraa-Jensen holds a MSc in Geography from the University of Copenhagen, and has been employed by DM – the largest Danish Trade Union in Higher education and research – since January 1990. He has been responsible for the international work of the union for the last 15 years. In this period he has represented DM at several World Congresses and other international conferences and meetings in the global teacher organisation Education International (EI). He is a member of EI’s European Standing Committee for Higher Education and Research – the last 6 years he has served as chair of the committee. He has been part of EI delegations to conferences and seminars in UNESCO, OECD and Council of Europe etc. He has for short periods been guest teacher at Danish universities – latest on the development of the GATT negotiations and the problems related to trade, privatisation and the on-going commodification of Higher Education.