Economic geographer with a passion for education and applied research in an international context.
Internationalization of education & research in partnership with the business and public sector has been a guiding theme during the course of my career. For many years I have worked in South-East Asia to strengthen the relevancy of the higher education and research programs for the labour market. I experienced that the Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences due to its close connection with the labour market can be an important partner in supporting partner universities and countries in making this transition. In recent years on behalf of the Taskforce for Applied Research of the Dutch Research Council I am responsible for developing and implementing (bilateral) applied research between knowledge institutes, business and the public sector in an international context.
Website (s): www.regieorgaan-sia.nl (only in Dutch)