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Dr. Don F. Westerheijden

Senior Research Associate
CHEPS, University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
Enschede, the Netherlands

Office: Ravelijn Ra-5115
Direct tel. +31 53 (0)6 1090 5247
d.f.westerheijden@utwente.nl
www.utwente.nl/cheps

University degrees

Master (drs.)

Public Administration, University of Twente, 1984

PhD

Public Administration, University of Twente, 1988

 

 

Main work experience

1988 – present

Senior research associate, CHEPS, University of Twente

2006

Seconded to Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, The Hague

Areas of expertise

Quality assurance & accreditation
Transparency tools (classifications and rankings)
Ph.D. coordination

Short biography

Don is educated as a policy analyst at the University of Twente, and joined CHEPS after completing his dissertation on political and bureaucratic decision-making in 1988. He co-ordinates research on quality management policies, and is involved in the co-ordination of Ph.D. students. He is currently included in the teams developing U-Map and U-Multirank and supports the Review Committee that monitors performance contracts in the Netherlands.

His current research interests include: (a) institutional and systematic impacts of internal and external evaluation of quality (of education, research, and of institutions) in Europe, amongst other things focusing on the Bologna process, (b) quality and excellence in higher education, and (c) transparency tools (classifications and rankings).

Don takes part in CHEPS’s Training & Consultancy projects around the world, focusing on quality assurance and accreditation issues.

He sits on the international scientific board of A3ES [www.a3es.pt], the accreditation agency of Portugal, and held similar posts in Austria and Hungary, as well as in Studychoice123.nl [www.studiekeuze123.nl], the Dutch student information website.

Personal website http://www.linkedin.com/in/dfwesterheijden

Publications

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