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Marijk van der Wende


Marijk van der Wende is the Dean of Graduate Studies at Utrecht University and Professor of Higher Education Systems in the UU School of Governance.

Her research focuses on the impact of globalisation and internationalization on higher education and she has published widely on how these processes affect higher education systems, institutions, curricula, and teaching and learning arrangements.

She is also a Faculty Affiliate and Research Associate at the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) at the University of California, Berkeley. Honorary professor at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente. Member of the Academia Europaea, member of the International Advisory Board of the Centre for the Study of World Class Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, of the Board of the Rathenau Institute for Science and Technology in Society, and the Board of the Amsterdam University College Scholarship Fund (ASF).

She was the Founding Dean of Amsterdam University College and previously held full professorial positions at VU University Amsterdam and the University of Twente. She served as the President of the programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) of the OECD, as a member of the Higher Education Authority Ireland, the Scientific Board of the Dutch Military Academy, and worked at NUFFIC (the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education), and the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) in Brussels.

She was a visiting scholar at Harvard University (Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and Graduate School of Education), Boston College (Centre for International Higher Education), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Center for World-Class Universities and Graduate School of Education), and the University of California Berkeley (Center for Studies in Higher Education). She has been a chair and member of numerous national and international advisory committees and editorial boards.

She holds BA degrees in teaching and pedagogy, and MA and PhD degrees in educational sciences, from the University of Amsterdam and the University of Utrecht respectively.

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