Coimbra Group Team

Founded in 1985 and formally constituted by Charter in 1987, the Coimbra Group is an association of 38 long-established European comprehensive, multidisciplinary universities of high international standard, committed to create special academic and cultural ties in order to promote, for the benefit of its members, internationalization, academic collaboration, excellence in learning and research, and service to society. It is also the purpose of the Group to influence European education and research policy and to develop best practice through the mutual exchange of experience. The Coimbra Group Office has extensive experience in EU-funded projects both as co-ordinator and partner. Its most recent projects as a co-ordinating organization were: an Erasmus Mundus Action 3 project, TRANS-DOC (TRANS-Atlantic and TRANSferability aspects of DOCtoral training), 2010-2012, aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of doctoral candidates transferable skills to improve their employment prospects in and outside of academia; an Erasmus Mundus Action 4 project, BALANCE (Bologna - A long-term Approach to New Certification in Europe), 2006-2009, which sought to increase knowledge and awareness in North America of the higher education reforms taking place in Europe; a Tempus project, RE-FORM, a joint Moroccan-European initiative aimed at creating a forum for debate, mutual exchange of experience and good practice, as the foundation for future interuniversity co-operation with exchanges of students and academics. 

ANNA QUICI, Chinlone Local Team. Anna Quici is Policy Officer at the Coimbra Group, where she has been working since 2006. At the Coimbra Group Office she follows policy developments in the field of higher education and research, and is responsible for a number of initiatives in areas related to doctoral studies, social sciences and humanities, cultural heritage and development cooperation. Before joining the Coimbra Group, she worked at the Academic Cooperation Association, a Brussels-based think tank devoted to the internationalisation of higher education. Anna holds a BA in modern languages from the University of Manchester and an MA in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam.