About Willemijn

I am an expert in Higher Education in Europe. As programme leader and project manager, I have worked for universities across Europe, enabling me to learn best practices in the fields of education, research and innovation; to define major challenges and to design and implement solutions.
For the first 17 years of my career, I worked as a member of academic staff. In 2012, I switched from research (associate professor) to university management. I worked as HR manager and at present I am the Secretary General of IDEA League (a network of 5 European universities).
I am good at delivering results in projects that are characterized by many stakeholders and where no consensus exists with regard to the problem, the process or even the envisaged outcome.
I love writing. I have published books, both fiction and non-fiction, interviews, blogs, articles and columns.