Dr. Achim Hopbach has been working in higher education since 1997. Before taking his current post as Managing Director of the Austrian Quality Assurance Agency (AQ Austria) in 2012, he was the Managing Director of the German Accreditation Council for 7 years.
Dr. Hopbach held and holds various positions in quality assurance agencies and associations, such as President of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) from 2009 to 2013; member of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) from 2005 to 2013; member of the University Quality International Board (UQAIB), Dubai, since 2015.
He works on international consultancy projects, among others in Southeast Asia and Africa.
Dr. Hopbach published numerous articles on the Bologna Process, quality assurance and qualifications frameworks.