Dr Alexander Hasgall

OrganisationAlexander Hasgall

EUA Council for Doctoral Education, European University Association (EUA)

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Dr. Alexander Hasgall is since fall 2017 Head of the EUA Council for Doctoral Education and responsible for a network of more than 240 European Universities from 35 countries, dedicated to the further development and strengthening of doctoral education and research training in Europe.

Before assuming this position, he coordinated the “Performances de la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales” (CUS-P3) programme of the Swiss University Rectors conference and was based in the University of Geneva. In this role, he was responsible for a collaborative program of all Swiss Universities on the impact and evaluation of research in the humanities and social sciences.

Alexander studied philosophy and history at the University of Zurich and the Free University of Berlin. He received his Doctorate in History at the University of Zurich on the history and discourse of transitional justice in Argentina. Outside of the higher education sector, Alexander acquired different experiences in the NGO-Sector, market research and as a freelance journalist.