The CHEPS team

Curriculum vitae

Dr. Ben Jongbloed

Senior Research Associate
CHEPS, University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
NL-7500 AE Enschede

Office: Ravelijn RA-5129
Direct tel. +31 53 489 3212


14-03-1958, Kollumerland (NL)



Working languages

Dutch (native), English (very good), German (average)



University degrees

Master (drs.)

Econometrics, University of Groningen, 1983


Public Administration, University of Twente, 1991



Main work experience

1992 – present

Senior research associate, CHEPS, University of Twente

1984 – 1991

Assistant Professor (Public Finance), Department of Public Administration, University of Twente


One day a week secondment to Higher Education Division of Ministry of Education, Culture & Science, The Hague


Seconded to Financial and Economic Affairs Office of the University of Twente to help construct a new internal allocation model for the university

Areas of expertise

Policy and management in higher education. Resource Allocation. Student support. Governance. Differentiation and Diversity. Indicators and Transparency tools in higher education (classifications and rankings).

Short biography

Ben Jongbloed is a senior research associate at CHEPS since 1992. He studied econometrics at the University of Groningen and completed a PhD at the University of Twente (on the modelling of government expenditure in a macro-econometric framework). He has published widely on governance and resource allocation issues in higher education.

Ben was involved in several international research projects funded by the European Commission, studying reforms in higher education, public-private partnerships, and the building of a classification of European higher education institutions (U-Map). For the European Commission he is currently working on the implementation of a multi-dimensional ranking of universities worldwide (U-Multirank) and on policies aimed at improving student completion in higher education.

For the Netherlands’ Ministry of Education he is investigating the use of performance contracts for university funding and is carrying out research on the costs and benefits of degree programmes aimed at honours students.

From 2012 onwards he is a member of the secretariat for the Review Committee, assisting this government commission in the monitoring of performance contracts in Dutch higher education.

Ben is a board member of ENID, the European Network of Indicators Designers.

He is supervising PhD candidates and teaching in a Bachelor course on Development and Sustainability.

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