Review Team

Each submitted practice will be reviewed by a team of three experts. Each team will consist of Dutch and Flemish experts.

Frederik De Decker

After more than 10 years in international relations in various higher education institutions Frederik De Decker became the head of the Office for educational development and internationalisation at University College Arteveldehogeschool in Ghent, Belgium. From this post he has been seconded to the umbrella organisation Ghent University Association as senior education advisor, advising the board in various educational policy matters.
He has been or is a member of various national and international organisations and advising committees and has been or is participating in various international projects, mainly dealing with internationalisation, educational development, qualifications frameworks and quality assurance. His special interest is the concept of learning outcomes/competences: how can these be defined and measured, what is the impact of it on e.g. internationalisation etc. Frederik is a frequent (invited) speaker at conferences and publishes regularly about a variety of educational topics. In 2010 he has been co-chairing the pilot project "Internationalisation as a distinctive quality feature" of the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation organisation.

Robert Wagenaar

Robert Wagenaar (1956) (director of undergraduate and graduate studies at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands) has been involved in main initiatives to harmonize European Higher Education, as the development of ECTS since 1988. He chairs the Dutch team of experts for the implementation of the 'Bologna Process' in Dutch Higher Education institutions. He is also coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course Euroculture: Europe in the Wider World. Together with Julia Gonzalez (University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain), he coordinates Tuning Educational Structures in the World, large scale innovative projects, to design and deliver learning outcomes based (trans)national degree programmes.



Martinus Buekers

Martinus Buekers is full professor in Kinesiology at the K.U.Leuven. His research focuses on the control of human locomotion and anticipation behavior.
From 2001-2005 he was dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, and from 2005-2009 Vice-President International Policy and Student Affairs at the same university. As President of Flamenco, the Flanders Agency for Mobility and Cooperation in Higher Education, he is in charge of accomplishing the mission of the agency, i.e., to contribute to the internationalisation of Flanders' higher education.





Hans de Wit

Hans de Wit is professor (lector) of internationalisation of higher education at the Centre for Applied Research in Economics and Management from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA).
Over the past decades Hans has developed expertise in internationalisation of higher education in a great variety of aspects: meanings, rationales and approaches to internationalisation; comparative analysis of internationalisation strategies by country and region; international student mobility; internationalisation of the curriculum and teaching and learning process; intercultural and international competencies; quality assessment of internationalisation strategies at the institutional level; and quality assessment of internationalisation at the programme level.


Michael Joris

Michael Joris' expertise is the expertise of the practitioner in an institution of higher education. He belongs to the original EAIE SIG that developed the concept of Internationalisation at Home. Michael is a Bologna Expert and contributed to the development of material on "Joint Degrees", "Learning Outcomes", "Indicators to measure Internationalisation processes". My current topic is "Mapping Skills for the 21st Century". He is also a reviewer of articles on internationalisation and gives keynotes on various aspects of the internationalisation of higher education and the development of higher education, in Belgium and abroad. Michael has developed with co-workers the CDSL-approach in development aid in higher education (Community Development through Service Learning) and is currently doing research on the definition of International Competencies and in the development of tools to measure them with students and in programmes. He is a board member of Flamenco and represent Flanders in ACA.

Robert Coelen

Dr Robert Coelen has worked on internationalisation of higher education for the last 15 years after a career in research and teaching at Australian universities. He has worked at 4 very different types of universities on two continents as the most senior executive with the single portfolio of internationalisation. He has acted as consultant to a number of higher education institutions in both Europe and Asia and to governments, national or regional associations in Indonesia, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark, and Belgium. He regularly reviews papers for the Journal of Studies in International Education. In his current role he is responsible for the operation of 4 International Branch Campuses and acts as an advisor to the Executive Board of Stenden University of Applied Sciences. He writes and speaks regularly on issues in internationalisation of higher education.



Jean Pierre Roose

Jean Pierre Roose worked for almost 15 years as head of the international office of Erasmushogeschool Brussel (EhB). He represented EhB in the Compostela Group of Universities (he was member of the executive committee and now represents the Group in Brussels). He was also member of several working groups in Flanders (VLHORA, VLOR, Flamenco vzw, etc.) and was until 01.10.11 - date of his retirement - one of the Bologna Experts for Flanders. He was in charge of the internationalisation policy and strategy of EhB.
He was member of the EAIE and ex IRM board member.
Furthermore, he coordinated several EU projects: Tempus (curriculum reform, quality assurance, ECTS), LLP - Intensive Programme (interdisciplinary approaches), Erasmus Mundus Action 2 (Central Asia), for instance.


Adinda van Gaalen

Adinda van Gaalen works as a Senior Policy Officer at Nuffic, the Netherlands organization for international cooperation in higher education. She started her career in the field of internationalisation as head of the international office of the HES School of Business in Amsterdam. She worked for several years as a policy advisor and also taught intercultural awareness at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Her fields of interest include internationalisation policy, strategy and quality assurance. In 2010 EAIE published a toolkit on 'Internationalisation and Quality Assurance' which she edited. Adinda is involved in carrying out studies for instance on national student mobility policies and measuring internationalisation. She is project manager of the Mapping Internationalisation (MINT) project. She also works as a trainer in short courses and workshops on various internationalisation topics.