Mervin Bakker is based in Jakarta as Regional Director of the Netherlands Education Support Offices (Nuffic Nesos) supporting Dutch higher education institutions in their activities in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the wider Southeast Asian region. These activities include promotion, market research, academic cooperation, scholarship programmes, the Holland Alumni network, and other education related projects like the EU-ASEAN SHARE programme and the Dutch Training & Exposure Programme between Rotterdam and Jakarta. Nuffic Nesos are representative offices abroad of Nuffic, the expertise and service centre for internationalisation in Dutch education. From primary and secondary education to vocational training and higher education.
Before joining Nuffic, Mervin has worked for the University of Amsterdam as Manager International Programmes and Head of Marketing & Communications. Next to that he has experience working for an education agent in Thailand and running a student related business in the Netherlands. Mervin holds an MSc in International Economics & Economic Geography from Utrecht University and an MBA in Higher Education Management from UCL Institute of Education. He has been an active member of the EAIE and speaker in conferences, workshops and seminars
Website (s): www.nesoindonesia.or.id