ir. N. Jakubeit (Nina)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I am a researcher with an interest in decision-making. My MSc project focused on designing a decision support tool for asset management. Currently, I am conducting research in preparing the decision-making process of system integration projects in the railway sector. The project focuses on supporting the stakeholders of the railway system in choosing adequate decision-making approaches. The research is carried out at the companies Nederlands Spoorwegen (NS) and ProRail.


Business & Economics
Collaborative Decision Making
Decision Making
Multiple Case Study
Project Complexity
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Decision Making
Social Sciences
Decision Making


My Ph.D. project is part of the System Integration in Railway Advancement (SIRA) project, which is an ongoing project that is part of the Maintenance Management Group within the DPM department. 

In the SIRA project, we are a total of four Ph.D. candidates focusing our efforts on finding solutions for system integration issues that are both relevant for practice and science. More information on the SIRA project can be found here: https://integration.engineering/ . The topic of my project within SIRA is: "Decision-making towards system integration goals: Collaborative projects in the Dutch railway system". 

My research efforts focus on investigating the shared decision-making process in the railway ecosystem. The main ecosystem stakeholders are the infrastructure manager, ProRail, and the railway operator, NS. Due to their different interests and high interdependencies, these stakeholders have to collaborate in order to find mutually supported solutions for the whole system. At the moment, the process of preparing mutually supported decisions is rather ad-hoc and unstructured. Therefore, the aim of this research project is twofold. 1) The practical aim is supporting the project team in the identification of suitable decision-making approaches depending on the project situation and external influences. These decision-making approaches should aim in facilitating the project stakeholders in managing their different interests in situations of high dependency. 2) The theoretical aim is enhancing our understanding of the suitability of various decision-making approaches in the context of the railway ecosystem where the interrelated problems of organizational conflict, system complexity, and stakeholder dependency are present. Moreover, we want to design principles that address these issues and test them in the context of the Dutch railway ecosystem.


Other Contributions
N. Jakubeit, M. Rajabalinejad, A.J.J. Braaksma, L.A.M. van Dongen (2019), Collaborative Decision-Making Challenges in the Dutch Railway System. Poster presentation. Complex System Design and Management, Paris, France.


Teaching assistant:

- Master Class Maintenance Engineering & Management (2019)

- Master Class FMEA within Master Risk Management (2019)

- Master Course Safety by Design (2018/2019)

Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring (building no. 21)
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands