João Queiroz is Director-General for Higher Education in Portugal since 2014 and is a full Professor of Biochemistry/Biotechnology at the University of Beira Interior.
He was President of Faculty of Health Sciences from 2002 to 2009, Scientific Coordinator of CICS-UBI – Health Sciences Research Centre from 2003 to 2009 and Rector of University of Beira Interior from 2009 to 2013. He was member of the Executive Committee of the Foundation of Portuguese Universities and member of the Permanent Committee of the Council of Rectors of the Portuguese Universities.
He is currently the Coordinator of the Monitoring Committee of the CTeSP – the Portuguese Short-Cycle Higher Education and President of the Commission for the Recognition of Foreign Degrees and Diplomas. He is a member of GRAN – Group of Representatives of the National Authority for the Erasmus+ programme, member of the Board of the Fulbright Portugal programme, member of the Coordinating Council of Higher Education of Portugal and Coordinator of the Portuguese representation in BFUG-Bologna follow-up Group.