Queenie K.H. Lam-Schöch

Queenie, Project Manager of ACA, joined the ACA Secretariat in 2010. She is responsible for a mixed portfolio of project development, policy research and membership services. Within ACA, she is a specialist in international education marketing and branding, rankings, EU-China mobility and funding. She has consistently developed new projects, published and organised events related to these specific themes over the years. Outside, but related to ACA, she has undertaken a number of expert roles in research and evaluation projects commissioned by the European Commission, the European Parliament, and ACA’s Hungarian member Tempus Public Foundation. She is also a reviewer of a few higher education journals and an Erasmus+ action. 

Queenie lives a life of mobility in higher education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Translation from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) (2002) (with an exchange year spent at Georgetown University, USA, and a one-week experience as an Interport Student of the floating campus Semester at Sea), as well as an MPhil in Communication from the same university (2006). After four years of employment as Executive Officer at CUHK (2004-2008), where she dealt with international staff recruitment and student mobility, she studied in Germany and obtained a Master's degree in International Higher Education and Research at the University of Kassel (2008-2012), where she also worked briefly as Research Assistant at INCHER-Kassel and as Senior Advisor for the university's summer and winter schools. In 2016, she returned to INCHER as a visiting research for a year before settling in Trier. 

Queenie has become a mother since late 2015 and is now residing in Germany with her family during a 2-year sabbatical leave started in mid-2016. She uses the career break also to further develop her academic interest around the under-explored topic known as the “mediatization” of higher education under the joint supervision of her “Doktorväter” Jeroen Huisman of the Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent (Belgium) and Ulrich Teichler of INCHER-Kassel (Germany).

Queenie is a resident of Trier (Germany), a citizen of Hong Kong SAR and a national of both China and the UK. She is married to a German Digital Humanities scholar based in Trier. She knows well the limits for tracking mobility.