Higher Education Reform Experts (HEREs)                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

The Higher Education Reform Experts (HEREs) are individual experts who promote the modernisation of higher education in the former Tempus Partner Countries. With the support of the Erasmus+ programme, they participate in the development of policies and reforms in their countries and contribute to the training of local stakeholders. Their activities consist of, for example, organising and participating in seminars, writing articles and reports, and providing advice to individual institutions and policy makers.

In each of the Partner Countries concerned, the national teams of HEREs provide a pool of expertise for the national authorities and local stakeholders, by promoting reforms and contributing to the modernisation of the higher education sector in the country.

In this context, HEREs participate actively in the development of higher education reform policies in their countries and contribute to disseminating information on higher education reform processes taking place in other parts of the world, in particular on the Bologna Process.


The mission of the HEREs includes:

  • Policy development activities, aiming at supporting modernisation, reform processes and strategies in higher education, in close contact with the national authorities concerned;
  • Training and counselling activities targeted at local stakeholders, in particular higher education institutions and their staff;
  • Dissemination and exploitation of Tempus and Erasmus+ project results and outcomes, notably best practices and innovative initiatives linked to the development of capacities and the modernisation of the higher education sector.