prof.dr.ir. B.P. Veldkamp (Bernard)

Full Professor

About Me

Bernard Veldkamp specializes in research methodology and data analytics. His interests focus on optimization, text mining, and computer-based assessment. His work spans a range of issues in educational, psychological, and health sciences, from the development of new methods/models for the design and construction of (adaptive) psychological and educational tests, to the development of data mining models for analyzing verbal data and large datasets in fraud detection. He founds his research in Psychometrics, Operations Research, Data Mining, and Statistics.

Bernard Veldkamp is head of department Research Methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis. He is scientific director of the Research Center for Examination and Certification (RCEC), a cooperation of CITO, the national institute for measurement in the Netherlands and the University of Twente.


Adaptive Testing
Performance Assessment
Model Theory
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

Ancillary Activities

  • Standards & Testing Agency, London, UK.
    Member Technical Advisory Group
  • Bureau ICE
    adviescommissie BISiN
  • Expertgroep Toetsing PO van ministerie OCW
    Beoordelaar toetsen en examens
  • CITO
    Voorzitter wetenschappelijke adviesraad


Bron, R., Endedijk, M. D., & Veldkamp, B. P. (2017). Exploring higher education teacher team learning using text mining analysis. Paper presented at 17th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI) 2017, Tampere, Finland.
Schildkamp, K., Poortman, C. L., Brown, C., Blossing, U., Liljenberg, M., Faddar, J., ... Veldkamp, B. P. (2017). Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity by Evaluation and Research in Schools. Paper presented at AERA Annual Meeting 2017, San Antonio, United States.

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Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room B315
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  B315
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands