prof.dr. A. Need (Ariana)

Dean Twente Graduate School

About Me

My profile is three-sided. First, I am a senior scholar in political sociology using state-of-the art methods and statistics, with 30 years of exper­ien­ce. I have a broad interest with respect to research topics and a strong track record in in­ter­disciplinary projects. The last ten years, my research has increasingly focused on the health and inequality in a public policy context. Second, I am a scholar who is actively involved in teaching and educational innova­tion. Last, I am a university professional with strategic responsibilities, currently working as Dean of the Twente Graduate School. I have a professional network extending across academia, the field of edu­cation and society.


Social Sciences
Child Abuse
Medicine & Life Sciences
Child Abuse
Child Care
Delivery Of Health Care

Ancillary Activities

  • Academische Werkplaats Jeugd in Twente
    Bestuurlijke Begeleidingscommissie Academische Werkplaats Jeugd in Twente
  • Stichting Scoren in de Wijk FC TWente
  • NWO
    Lid Commissie Bezwaarschriften NWO/ZonMw



de Koning, K. (2019). Modelling human behaviour in coupled human and natural systems. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789463235549

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Affiliated Study Programmes



Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023



Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 5260
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  5260
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands