Melita Kovacevic was EUA-CDE (European University Association Council for Doctoral Education) Steering Committee member (2009-2016) and Chair (2011-2016). Melita Kovacevic has been a member of different national and European bodies related to higher education. She has been frequently invited to give talks on different topics related to HE home and abroad. She gave more than seventy speeches as a keynote or plenary speaker worldwide. Within the UNICA network (Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe) Melita Kovacevic served as a Steering Committee member and she has been in particular active in the area of doctoral education and research. She contributes largely to the debate on doctoral education in Europe and beyond. Melita Kovacevic contributed to number of documents and publications on doctoral education.
Melita Kovacevic participated in number of projects related to doctoral education in European Union, South-East Europe, China, and Central Asia and Africa. European Commission, World Bank, European University Association and DAAD as well as national agencies have been inviting her for collaboration and ask for her expertise on doctoral education and research. She has a status of European expert of higher education. As a HE expert she participates in international evaluation teams both of institutions and doctoral programmes.
Melita Kovacevic is a former Vice-Rector for Research and Technology at the University of Zagreb (2006-2014). She is Full Professor at the Department of Speech and Language Pathology. She is Head of the Laboratory for Psycholinguistic Research and Director of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme Language and Cognitive Neuroscience. Melita Kovacevic held research and visiting positions at different European and American universities and is a member of various national and international societies.