Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Doctor
Family Names(s): Schmidt
Mailing Address: Fasanenstr. 26
D-53179 Bonn
Country: Germany
Office Telephone: +492289340389
Office Fax: +492289340388
Residence Telephone: +491637538296
Email: Heinz-Ulrich.Schmidt@t-online.de
Nationality/Citizenship: German
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 28-12-1940
Current Position: Special Representative
Current Employer: Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA)
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: ENGLISH, GERMAN
Fluent in Writing: ENGLISH, GERMAN
Fluent in Speaking: ENGLISH, GERMAN
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: PhD: Classics, Philosphy, Sociology, Free University, Berlin, Germany, 1966
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: certification: legal education, Academy for Public Administration, Bonn, Germany, 1972
Nominee Application Form: Part B
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • General QA consultancy
  • Training of experts/external reviewers
  • Self study guidance to institutions
  • External review of institutions
  • Quality Indicators and benchmarks
  • External Review of QAAs
  • QA of Open learning institutes
  • Institutional quality audits
  • Institutional accreditation
  • QA of cross border offerings
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: Training of experts
Institution/City/Country: QAA, Tiblisi, Georgia
Date: 2010-12
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
2. Brief Description: Institutional Accreditation
Institutional Review
Institution/City/Country: BAU, Beirut, Lebanon International Business School, Vilnius, Lithuania
Date: 2014/15
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
3. Brief Description: Programme Accreditation

Programme Evaluation
Institution/City/Country: Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania University of Economics, HCMC, Vietnam
Date: 2014
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
4. Brief Description: QA of cross border offerings
Institution/City/Country: FHWR-University of applied sciences, Berlin, Germany + Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
Date: 2011
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: 1968-1970 Managing Director "Cusanuswerk", student supporting non-profit organization, Bonn, Germany
1970-1995 Federal Ministry of Education and Science, Bonn, Germany
1995-2005 Director General of HE and Research, Ministry of HE, Research and Cultural Affairs, Brandenburg, Germany
2003-today Foundation for Business Administration Accreditation (Managing Director 2007-2009; Special Representative
1995-2000 Honorary Professor, Brasov, Romania
Running my private agency: Schmidt-Consult – Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Bonn, Germany (currently: ZHAW University for applied sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland; Büchner-Hochschule, Darmstadt, Germany)
since 1990 involved in many international QA projects:
• Short Time Expert (STE) in Twinning Project „Capacity Enhancement for Implementing the Bologna Action Lines in Georgia (CEIBAL) as expert in NQF and in quality assurance procedures (programme and institutional level) 2009-2011
• STE in DIES ASEAN QA project „Capacity building“ (DAAD-German Rectors’ Conference-SeameoRihed-AQUAN-AUN–ENQUA-University Potsdam) 2011-201
• STE in Twinning Project “Empowerment of the Tertiary Level Education of the Republic of Armenia for European Higher Education Area Integration “EHEA” (2013-2016)
• involved in TEMPUS-Project IV - Structural Measures (Armenia): chair of the general working group set up for the purposes of revision of the frameworks and implementation of Bologna action lines in Armenia (2014-2016)
• Experience in external quality assurance of study programmes (law, economics/business administration, social sciences) in different EHEA countries (e.g. Pristina/Kosovo; Vilnius/Lithuania)
• Experience in institutional audits and accreditation (Germany, Austria, Lithuania, Lebanon)
• Consultancy (Schmidt-Consult) of private HEIs in Germany, which apply for institutionall accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities (as legally prescribed)
Selection of recent publications:
• Berufsbegleitendes Studium - Rahmenanforderungen für die Qualitätssicherung, Essen 2011
• Qualitätssicherung: Eine Herausforderung für die Hochschulen – eine Chance für die Studierenden, In: Liber amicorum, vol. 1, Mann-heim 2012
• Umsetzung der Bologna-Reform: Anmerkungen zu Aspekten des Qualitätsmanagements an deutschen Hochschulen – Erfahrungen aus der Programmakkreditierung, in: Liber amicorum, vol. 2, Mannheim 2013,
• Zum Zusammenhang von Lernzielen, Lernergebnissen und ihrer Anerkennung, in: Handbuch „Qualität in Studium und Lehre“, Dr. Josef Raabe Verlag, 40. Ergänzungslieferung, 2013,
• About learning outcomes, in: magazine „Higher Schools of Kazakhstan“, third issue, Astana 2013,
• Die Europäische Fernhochschule Hamburg – ein Beispiel fortschrittlicher und qualitätsorientierter Hochschulgestaltung, in: Liber amicorum, vol. 3, Mannheim 2013,
Membership of professional bodies:
• Supervisory Board Hochschule Ludwigshafen (University of Applied Sciences), Germany 2003-2010,
• Scientific Committee of ARACIS, national Romanian quality assurance agency, Budapest; (since 2009)
• Supervisory Board of AKORK, Moscow(Russian quality assurance agency), Moscow; (2009-2012)
• Supervisory Board Karlshochschule International University (University of Applied Sciences), Karlsruhe, Germany (since 2009)
• div. Working groups European Council 1990-2002

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