Ph.D  2004  Public Administration & Public Policy / Higher Education (Cum Laude)

            Dissertation title: Global Opportunities and Institutional Embeddedness

            Center for Higher Education Policy Studies, School of Management & Governance
             University of Twente; The Netherlands

MA    ('Doctorandus') 1998 Urban and Environmental Planning (Technische Planologie)
            Faculty of Spatial Sciences; University of Groningen ; The Netherlands

             Thesis title: Beleidsnetwerken en het Gebiedsgericht Milieubeleid
                                (Policy networks and Regional Environmental Policies)

Other courses:

  • Summer Schools in Higher Education (Netherlands, 2001; Barcelona, Spain, 2002; Maribor, Slovenia, 2003)
  • Globalisation and education (Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science, Oslo, Norway, 2000)
  • Sociology of globalisation (Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science, Oslo, Norway, 2000)
  • Indonesian Language courses (Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2001 and 2002)
  • Course in Scientific Journalism; Hogeschool van Utrecht (Utrecht, Netherlands, 2002)

Professional Experience

November 2017 - present
Team Leader
WOTRO - Science for Global Development
NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

November 2010 - October 2017
Senior Advisor International Affairs
Leiden University
Academic Affairs Directorate

December 2008 - November 2010
Head of Department
Nuffic (Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education)
Knowledge & Innovation Directorate
Department of Studies

March 2008 - November 2008
Senior Policy Officer
Nuffic (Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education)
Knowledge & Innovation Directorate
Department of Studies

March 2005 - March 2008
UOS Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Policy & Practice; Faculty of Education and Social Work; University of Sydney
Three year research fellowship (Sesqui Postdoctoral Fellowship)

Research focuses on the global diffusion and adoption of policies and ideas. In particular, the way in which the  idea of the knowledge society has spread globally and is being adopted and implemented in research universities locally. Another study analyses the emergence and institutionalisation of the European higher education and research area.

September 1998 – January 2005  
(Senior) Research Associate
Center for Higher Education Policy Studies; School of Management and Governance, University of Twente.

Research on higher education and science policies, internationalisation and globalisation of higher education, university governance, comparative policy studies.

Selected consultancy and training projects:
- Capacity Enhancement for the National Council of Higher Education in Uganda
- Asian Development Bank: Resource Management in Indonesian Engineering Education;
- ACA/EAIE Research Workshop on International Networking (Tampere, Finland);
- Advisor on the establishment of ‘E-unite’, a consortium of eight European universities;
- Advisor on cooperative linkages between Dutch, German and Belgian universities.
- Regulating the programme supply in higher education (Dutch Ministry of Education);
- Higher Education Monitor/Country Expert Austria (Dutch Ministry of Education).
- Graduate Education Reform (National Science Foundation);
- Evaluation & Monitoring of the Dutch Cross Border Cooperation Program (Dutch Ministry of Education);
- Leading edge players in ICT (UK Higher education Funding Council

Teaching Experience

2005 - 2006 - 2007
"Globalisation and the Knowledge Society" ERASMUS MUNDUS programme in Higher Education Management offered jointly by University of Oslo (Norway), University of Aveiro (Portugal) & Tamprere University (Finalnd)

"Internationalisation, Globalisation and the Knowledge Economy" M.Phil. Programme in Higher Education at the Faculty of Education; University of Oslo (Norway).

Awards, Grants & Fellowships

ASSA/KNAW Exchange Grant (October/November 2005).
Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and the Royal
Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (The Netherlands)

University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellowship (2005-2008)
'Knowledge & Innovation in the Competition State'

European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop
'Transnationalism in the European Union'
Portsmouth, 2003 (grant for participation & travel)

Language skills:

                                            Passive knowledge               Active knowledge

Dutch:                                          Excellent                                  Excellent
English:                                       Excellent                                  Excellent
Indonesian/Malay:              Good                                         Fair
German:                                      Good                                         Fair

IT skills:

High proficiency in text processing (e.g. Word); spreadsheets (e.g. Excel);
database management (e.g. Access); presentation tools (e.g. Powerpoint);
statistical packages (SPSS); Web design (Dreamweaver, Frontpage, Flash).

Services & Memberships

* Editorial Advisory BoardJournal of Studies in International Education (JSIE).

* Editorial Board EAIE Handbook of International Education.

* Reviewer for various journals and publishers


Academic Publications

Other Publications