Peter van der Hijden

Peter van der Hijden

Former Head of Sector Higher Education Commission, European Commission

Peter van der Hijden is an independent higher education expert of Dutch nationality living in Brussels. He studied law and worked at Maastricht University before joining the European Commission in Brussels. Former Head of Sector Higher Education Policy, Peter helped to build the Erasmus programme, shape the European Higher Education Area (Bologna Process), steer the EU Modernisation Agenda for Higher Education, prepare Horizon 2020 and promote the European Research Area (ERA). He currently acts as board member, advisor and moderator for public authorities, non-governmental organisations, companies, universities and networks.