EURASHE is pleased to introduce its new President!

Lars Lynge Nielsen (left) and Andreas G. Orphanides (right)
Lars Lynge Nielsen (left) and Andreas G. Orphanides (right)

During the General Assembly of EURASHE, hosted by Erasmus University College in Brussels on Saturday 24 September EURASHE elected a new President.

Professor Andreas G. Orphanides, Rector of European University Cyprus (EUC) and Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, succeeded Lars Lynge Nielsen, from the University College Lillebælt in Denmark. Andreas G. Orphanides has been a member of EURASHE since the association’s establishment. He served as Vice-President of EURASHE in charge of Bologna and QA issues from 2004 to 2011. He has served, on behalf of EURASHE, as a member of the Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG), the BFUG Board and the E4-Group (ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE). Furthermore, he was President and currently is Vice-President of the EQAR Board and Member of the Cyprus Rectors’ Conference.

On the same occasion, Michal Karpíšek (CASPHE) was re-elected Vice-President of EURASHE for a two-year mandate and Patrick Blondé (Director General of the Maritime Academy of Antwerp, a member of the Council of the Flemish University Colleges – VLHORA) was elected Vice-President in replacement of Andreas G. Orphanides.