Don Westerheijden


Don F. Westerheijden graduated from the Faculty of Public Administration and Public Policy at the University of Twente and completed his dissertation there in 1988. Since then he has worked as senior research associate at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), where he co-ordinates research related to Quality Management and he is involved in the co-ordination of Ph.D. students. He has edited and contributed to books on quality assessment and ranking in higher education, and produced a number of articles on these topics. He is a member of the editorial boards of some journals related to quality in higher education. His research interests include amongst other projects the institutional and systematic impacts of internal and external evaluation of quality (of education, research, and of institutions) in Europe, focusing on the Bologna process and on impacts of rankings. In addition, he has ample experience in institutional evaluations in Europe and in Hong Kong.



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