Klaasjan Visscher is a teacher, researcher and educational innovator who works on innovation processes in organizations and society. He studied ‘Industrial Engineering & Management’ and ‘Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society’ and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Twente in 2001. His current research and teaching focuses on innovation ecosystems, transdisciplinary innovation and education, and the embedding of new technologies in organizations and society. He has contributed to various nationally and internationally funded research projects and his work has been published in academic journals and books.
Klaasjan is head of the section Science, Technology and Policy Studies at the faculty of Behavioral, Management & Social Sciences. He is also affiliated with University College Twente. Klaasjan won a Comenius teaching fellowship with an educational role-play simulation on the societal embedding of new technologies and a senior fellowship on transdisciplinary and responsible challenge-based education. He also coordinates the Comenius leadership project 'Structuring Interdisciplinary Projects for Engineering Students'. Klaasjan is co-chair of the ComeniusNetwork. Besides, he is research fellow at DesignLab and Programme Director of the Transdisciplinary master-insert 'Shaping Responsible Futures', which won the Dutch Higher Education Award 2022.