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dr. D.F. Westerheijden (Don)

Senior research associate

About Me

Don co-ordinates research on quality management in higher education. He studies quality assurance and accreditation and their impacts, as well as university rankings and performance (indicators, contracts). 

Don is involved in post-experience training and consultancy, including projects for higher education ministries, quality assurance agencies and higher education institutions across Europe, in Asia, the United States and Africa.

Expertise

Education
University
Quality Assurance
Reform
Ranking
Structural Reform
Governance
Performance

Publications

Recent
Jongbloed, B. W. A., Vossensteyn, H. . J. J., van Vught, F., & Westerheijden, D. F. (2018). Transparency in Higher Education: The Emergence of a New Perspective on Higher Education Governance. In A. Curaj, L. Deca, & R. Pricopie (Eds.), European Higher Education Area: The Impact of Past and Future Policies (pp. 441-454). Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-77407-7_27
Jongbloed, B. W. A., Vossensteyn, H. . J. J., van Vught, F., & Westerheijden, D. F. (2018). Transparency tools for higher education. In E. Hazelkorn, H. Coates, & A. C. McCormick (Eds.), Research Handbook on Quality, Performance and Accountability in Higher Education (pp. 560-574). (ElgarOnline Social and Political Science subject collection). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd..
Jongbloed, B. W. A., Kaiser, F., van Vught, F. A., & Westerheijden, D. F. (2018). Performance agreements in higher education: a new approach to higher education funding. In A. Curaj, L. Deca, & R. Pricopie (Eds.), European higher education area: The impact of past and future policies (pp. 671-687). Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-77407-7
Lemmens-Krug, K., Westerheijden, D. F., & Torenvlied, R. (2017). Development of the concept ‘steering capacity in universities’. 1. Paper presented at 30th Annual CHER Conference 2017, Jyväskylä, Finland.
de Boer, H. F., File, J. M., Huisman, J., Seeber, M., Vukasovic, M., & Westerheijden, D. F. (2017). Structural Reforms in European Higher Education: Concluding Reflections. In H. Boer, J. File, J. Huisman, M. Seeber, M. Vukasovic, & D. F. Westerheijden (Eds.), Policy Analysis of Structural Reforms in Higher Education: Processes and Outcomes (pp. 269-287). (Palgrave studies in global higher education). Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42237-4_13
Antonowicz, D., Kwiek, M., & Westerheijden, D. F. (2017). The Government Response to the Private Sector Expansion in Poland. In H. Boer, J. File, J. Huisman, M. Seeber, M. Vukasovic, & D. F. Westerheijden (Eds.), Policy Analysis of Structural Reforms in Higher Education: Processes and Outcomes (pp. 119-138). (Palgrave studies in global higher education). Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42237-4_6
Boudard, E., & Westerheijden, D. F. (2017). France: Initiatives for Excellence. In H. Boer, J. File, J. Huisman, M. Seeber, M. Vukasovic, & D. F. Westerheijden (Eds.), Policy Analysis of Structural Reforms in Higher Education: Processes and Outcomes (pp. 161-182). (Palgrave studies in global higher education). Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42237-4_8
de Boer, H. F., File, J. M., Huisman, J., Seeber, M., Vukasovic, M., & Westerheijden, D. F. (2017). Structural Reform in European Higher Education: An Introduction. In H. Boer, J. File, J. Huisman, M. Seeber, M. Vukasovic, & D. F. Westerheijden (Eds.), Policy Analysis of Structural Reforms in Higher Education: Processes and Outcomes (pp. 1-28). (Palgrave studies in global higher education). Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42237-4_1
Federkeil, G., & Westerheijden, D. F. (2016). U-Multirank. A New Multi-Dimensional Transparency Tool in Higher Education. Journal of the European higher education area, 2016(3), 23-43.
van Broekhoven, K., Leest, B., Wolbers, M., Allen, J., Belfi, B., van der Velden, R., ... Westerheijden, D. (2016). Opbrengsten en kosten van excellentie: evaluatie van de Sirius-programma's. TH&MA, 2015(5), 52-55.
Kolster, R., & Westerheijden, D. F. (2016). Convergence and divergence in the internationalisation of higher education. Paper presented at HKU-USC-IPPA Conference on Public Policy, Hong Kong, China.
Vossensteyn, J. J., & Westerheijden, D. F. (2016). Performance Orientation for Public Value: Dutch Myths and Realities in an International Perspective. In R. M. O. Pritchard, A. Pausits, & J. Williams (Eds.), Positioning Higher Education Institutions: From Here to There (pp. 227-245). Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6300-660-6_13

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Education

Supervisor of bachelor and master theses, as well as of PhD dissertations, all if connected with (quality in) higher education.

Affiliated Study Programmes

Bachelor

Master

Projects

 

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 5115
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  5115
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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