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ACEEU Council

ACEEU Council is a body fundamental to ACEEU policies and activities, and an important driving force behind various conceptual, strategic and practical work to ensure the universities receive tailored recommendations for improving their performance.
The Accreditation Council is ACEEU’s decision-making body consisting of over 40 international experts coming from university leadership, academia and industry. It oversees the initial accreditations and re-accreditations in order to ensure the consistent application of the set standards. The Council is also responsible for the further development of the standards, guidelines as well as all matters targeting the accreditation process.

FUNCTION

The Accreditation Council is ACEEU’s highest decision-making body. The Accreditation Council is required to approve/disapprove changes to the standards, guidelines, as well as the accreditation process. These changes can be proposed by individual members, the Accreditation Office, members the Peer Review Teams or members of the Advisory Board.

In addition, members of the Council form the Accreditation Committees which overlook accreditation processes.

STRUCTURE

The Accreditation Council is composed of a chair, vice-chairs and a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 50 members. The members of the Council are recognised experts in the field. Members might be recruited from institutions that have received ACEEU accreditation in the past, given that they bring in specific expertise with respect to ACEEU’s standards. The majority of members currently hold or have hold management positions within higher education institutions or institutions in the field of entrepreneurship and engagement.
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Leading ACEEU into the future

Council leadership

Professor Thorsten Kliewe
The Netherlands

Chair of the Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU)


International expertise

Members of the Council

Dr. Abdelraheem Abual Basal
Jordan

Executive Director at Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship


Dr. Andreas Altmann
Austria

Rector & Executive Director, MCI Management Center Innsbruck - The Entrepreneurial School


Johan Blaus
Sweden

Project Manager at KTH


Professor Paul Coyle
UK

Independent innovation, leadership and change management consultant


Professor Mark Crowell
Saudi Arabia

Executive Chairman of the Academic Venture Exchange (AVX)


Dr. Joanne Curry
Canada

Vice-President External Relations at Simon Fraser University and institutional lead for community engagement


Brian Darmody
United States

Associate Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations at University of Maryland


Professor Todd Davey
Germany

Assoc. Professor for Entrepreneurship at Institut Mines-Télécom Business School


Dr. Elizabeth Eastland
Australia

Director Entrepreneurship at University of New South Wales in Australia


Professor Nuno Guimaraes
Portugal

Vice-Rector for International Affairs & E-Learning at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon


Professor Stephen Hagen
UK

Professor Emeritus, University of South Wales (UK)


Professor Paul Hannon
UK

Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Director of Leading Business Growth


Devin Hauer
Mexico

Director Ibero Consultores Estratégicos, Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México


Troels Jacobsen
Norway

Director of Research and Innovation


Dr. Saran Kaur Gill
Malaysia

Head of EKTA Youth Development and Life-Long Learning Committee


Wendy Kerr
New Zealand

Director for the Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Auckland University


Professor Panagiotis Ketikidis
Greece

Vice Principal for Research, Innovation & External Relations of CITY College - An International Faculty of the University of Sheffield


Professor David Kirby
Egypt

Vice President for Enterprise and Community Services, The British University in Egypt


Dr. Lina Landinez
Germany

Executive Director of ACEEU


Professor Gideon Maas
UK

Director of the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship at Coventry University (UK Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2011), UK


Maciej Markowski
Poland

International Policy Advisor, Polish Accreditation Committee


Cameron McCoy
United States

Assistant Vice President for Industry Engagement at Lehigh University


Arno Meerman
The Netherlands

CEO at University Industry Innovation Network


Dr. Julie Nagel
United States

Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the University of Kansas (KU)


Associate Professor Carolin Plewa
Australia

Deputy Director – Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC), The University of Adelaide


Professor Guilherme Ary Plonsky
Brazil

Full professor of University of São Paulo (USP)


Dr. Ellen Purpus
United States

Assistant Vice President for Enterprise and Innovation at the University of Nevada, Reno


Dr. Hanumanthu Purushotham
India

Chairman and Managing Director, National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India


Professor Deresh Ramjugernath
South Africa

Pro Vice-Chancellor: Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship at University of KwaZulu-Natal


Professor David Romero
Mexico

Sr. Researcher & Scientific Project Manager, School of Engineering and Sciences at Tecnológico de Monterrey.


Jacyl Shaw
Australia

Digital Innovation Leader at GHD


Professor Irene Sheridan
Ireland

Head of CIT Extended Campus, Ireland


Professor Toru Tanigawa
Japan

Managing Director, e.lab (Entrepreneurship Laboratory)


Dr. Tuula Teeri
Sweden

President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences


Dr. David Winwood
United States

Interim Executive Director, LSU Innovation Park, Lousiana Business & Technology Center