A political scientist by training, Veronika built her expertise in policy design and programme planning, implementation, and evaluation at several international and European organisations including the International Trade Centre, the World Bank, the Delegation of the European Commission to Russia, and the Academic Cooperation Association. She has specific expertise in S&T policy as well as funding and other opportunities which exist for the cooperation with third countries under various R&D, higher education, and innovation programmes in the EU and Russia.
She was involved in the design and implementation of the EU-Russia joint co-funded calls for proposals in priority areas of research and facilitated the participation of Russian experts and observers in the evaluation of joint proposals based on the FP7 rules and procedures. A Fellow of the German Chancellor Programme for prospective leaders from USA, Russia and China, Veronika spent a year at the Humboldt University in Berlin where she conducted research on academic internationalisation and contributed to the work of the university’s international cooperation team dealing with Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Areas of expertise: transnational cooperation, science and technology policy, research universities, policy-making in higher education and research, science and politics, internationalisation of higher education and research, strategic management, Russia.