Marcel van der Ham, Dean of Business School Netherlands, was elected Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Association for Transnational Higher Education (ATHEA) during the members meeting in Paris on the 5th July 2018.
As a recently founded accreditation association for higher education, ATHEA was originally founded by six institutions of which two are Dutch, Maastricht School of Management, a leading business school well known for its internationalisation and Business School Netherlands, an expert in applying Action Learning in the fields of management education. ATHEA, has attracted several universities and business schools in Europe to join and has the potential of becoming one of the most well respected accreditation bodies in management education in Europe.
“It is an honour that I have been elected by the members of ATHEA for this responsible position, in which I, with the help of other board members can realise this latest developments in European Higher Education. ATHEA, in the tradition of the European community, will contribute to overcome unnecessary borders in this community” says Marcel van der Ham.
ATHEA’s goal is to acknowledge / accredit institutions for higher education in and outside of Europe, according to the recognised European rules, standards and regulations, with the ultimate goal to be registered in the European Assurance Register (EQAR) for higher education. ATHEA offers a fantastic alternative for national accreditations in Europe, ATHEA accreditation of a business school or university does not stop at the country borders which is now at traditional European accreditation boards. ATHEA certification, in the spirit of traditional European craftsmenship, promotes the development of high-quality education in Europe.
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