PostSecretary General of the European University Association
Ms. Wilson graduated from the University of Glasgow and the Institute of Higher European Studies (IHEE) at the University of Strasbourg. She spent her early career as a scientific staff member of the German Science Council in Cologne before moving to Brussels in 1988 to join the newly established ERASMUS Bureau.
She held a number of senior positions in higher education and research management at European level, in particular as Director of the EC TEMPUS Office in Brussels from 1990 to 1994, Head of the newly established Science Policy Unit at the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg (1994-1995), Director of UNESCO’s European Centre for Higher Education in Bucharest (UNESCO-CEPES) from 1995 to late 1999.
Lesley Wilson joined EUA at its creation in 2001 and formally took over as Secretary General in 2002.