University of Luxembourg
Elisabeth Epping holds a PhD position at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Luxembourg. Her research is directed towards the analysis of the interplay between science and foreign affairs also known as science diplomacy. She looks back on more than 10 years of experience in the higher education and research sector, both professionally and academically. Her areas of expertise stretch from processes of internationalisation of higher education and research, to ranking and profiling tools, to lifelong academic learning programs. Between 2013-2016 she worked as a consultant for Higher Education Politics at the Berlin based VDI/VDE-IT (Germany). Before that she joined (2010-2013) the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente, the Netherlands as a research associate. She studied at the Universities of Twente (the Netherlands) and Roskilde (Denmark) and has been visiting scholar at Hertie School of Governance (Germany). She holds a Bachelor Degree in European Studies and a Master Degree of Public Administration Master specializing on Higher Education Policy. Her most recent publication is “Lifting the smokescreen of science diplomacy:comparing the political instrumentation of science and innovation centres” in the Science Diplomacy special issue of Nature Humanities and Social Science Communications (2020).