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drs. S (Sietze) Looijenga
Director

Sietze Looijenga (1963) is director of QANU since 1 March 2013. He studied Dutch language and literature at the University of Groningen and held different positions in the same university after graduating. In 1999, he exchanged Groningen for Berlin, where he worked at the Free University of Berlin as manager of the Thematic Network Project in the Area of Languages, a project financed by the European Commission. From the end of 2001 to the beginning of 2003 he worked as ICT-controller for the Languages Centre of the University of Ghent. In 2003 he returned to the Netherlands. In March 2003 he joined the VSNU as project leader for quality assurance. For most of 2008, he worked as policy advisor education for the University of Utrecht. After his return to QANU, he became deputy director in April 2009.

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S. (Sanderijn) de Vries
Operational management coordinator

Sanderijn de Vries (1971) started her career as project officer at the Transitional Arrangements Board of Psychologists (ROG). Then she became assistant-manager for operational management of the Private Law Section of the Jurisprudence Faculty of the University of Utrecht. After a short interruption in her career to study, she started working as a staff officer at the office of the European Network of Occupational Therapy of the University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam. Since 2006 she has been employed by QANU, and was promoted on 1 September 2008 to operational management coordinator. Sanderijn is taking a bachelor's course in Jurisprudence with a minor in Management Sciences at the Open University of the Netherlands.

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mr. N.A. (Nathalie) Pasveer

Nathalie Pasveer (1981) started studying Dutch Law and French language and literature in 1999 at the University of Amsterdam. After obtaining her master's in Dutch law, she started her career as a legal officer and then in August 2005 as law clerk in the district of Utrecht. In the fall of 2013 she has obtained the primary education teaching certificate. Since January 2009 she has been working for QANU as secretary.

Project co-ordinators

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dr. M.J.V. (Meg) Van Bogaert
Coordinator of research reviews

After completing her master's degree in Pharmacy, Meg Van Bogaert (1975) went on to the postdoctoral training as pharmacist. After having worked for a short period as a clinical research pharmacist in a hospital, she started doing research at the Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty in Utrecht. In 2006 she was awarded a doctorate in psychopharmacology with a thesis entitled: Predisposed to Anxiety: Involvement of 5-HT1A and GABAA receptors. Subsequently, she gained experience of the pharmaceutical industry as a regulatory affairs manager at a large, generic pharmaceutical manufacturer. She also worked as a project secretary at ZonMW, the Netherlands Organisation for Healthcare Research and Care Innovation, on the topics Alternatives to Animal Studies and System Biology. Meg Van Bogaert is research coordinator for QANU.

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drs. M. (Trees) Graas

Trees Graas (1981) studied History at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. After obtaining her master's in Modern History, she worked as a study advisor at the Faculty of Arts of the VU Amsterdam and as a team manager of a curriculum project for the same faculty. She was also involved in a number of small-scale research projects. Then she spent several years as a study advisor and education coordinator for the Philosophy and Theology Faculties of the VU Amsterdam. Since November 2009 she has been a project leader at QANU.

Project co-ordinators

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drs. L.C. (Linda) te Marvelde
Coordinator degree programmes

Linda te Marvelde (1976) studied English Language and Literature at the University of Amsterdam. Since obtaining her master's degree, she has held various positions at the University of Amsterdam. She was a project officer for the cooperation organisation UvA-HvA (research university–university of applied sciences) and policy officer for the Academic Affairs Department. In 2007 she left the academic world to become a project leader at the World Cancer Research Fund. In June 2010 she returned to the field of higher education as project manager at QANU.

Project co-ordinators

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dr. F. (Fiona) Schouten

Fiona Schouten (1980) studied Language and Culture Studies at Utrecht University and obtained a PhD in Spanish Literature from Radboud University Nijmegen in 2009. Her thesis deals with the memory of francoism in recent Spanish novels. She then became director of research and policy at the Nexus Institute in Tilburg, where she was editor of the journal Nexus as well as founder and coordinator of the Nexus Connect youth association. She began working as a QANU project coordinator in September 2015.

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dr. E. (Els) Schröder
project co-ordinator

Els Schröder (1981) studied History at Utrecht University and completed a PhD in Medieval Studies at the University of York. In her thesis, she researched friendship and favour in late Anglo-Saxon England. During her years in York, she taught in the History department and was actively involved in redesigning its undergraduate curriculum. Els worked at Brepols Publishers in Turnhout, as student coach at Studiemeesters in Amsterdam and was managing editor and director research and policy at the Nexus Institute in Tilburg. Since May 2016, she is project manager for QANU. She also works part time as museum guide and teacher in the National Museum for Education in Dordrecht.

Project co-ordinators

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A.J. (Adrienne) Wieldraaijer-Huijzer MA

Adrienne Huijzer (1986) studied History at the Free University of Amsterdam. After completing her master's programme in non-western history, she worked at the Free University of Amsterdam as a lecturer Academic Skills. As a student-assistant, she investigated the quality of the research master's programmes of the Faculty of Arts and she contributed to the development of a course in Research Design. Since 2012, she worked for various public institutions as an information management trainee. Since March 2012, Adrienne works for QANU as a project co-ordinator.

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dr. E. (Erwin) van Rijswoud

Erwin van Rijswoud (1979) is sociologist of science, and as project manager with QANU since September 2016. He holds a PhD from Radboud University Nijmegen (Faculty of Science, Computing and Mathematics, 2012), and studied the role of experts in policy making and public debate. After that he worked as assistant professor at the University of Twente, RadboudUMC and Radboud University, focusing on science communication, participatory evaluation and innovation, and scientific integrity. For the latter topic he was also project leader at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is father of three children, and lives in Malden (near Nijmegen).

Project co-ordinators

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M. (Marcella) van Schie MA
Assistant project manager

Marcella van Schie (1985) holds a BA in History from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and a MA in Public History from the University of Amsterdam. She has worked at the Amstelland public library; as a tour guide in the UK for SRC Cultuurvakanties; and as assistant project manager at translation agency Concorde. In 2015 she completed a course in Information Management and has worked as advisor for several companies. She works for QANU as assistant project manager since december 2016.

Project co-ordinators

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P.A. (Peter) Hildering MSc

Peter Hildering (1984) studied Applied Physics at the University of Twente and received his master's degree in Physics and Astronomy at the Radboud University. He specialized in Science Communication. During and after his time at the university he was active as a freelance science journalist for various magazines. In 2011 he became head of the Communication department at NWO institute Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), the national research institute for mathematics and computer science. Here he was responsible for the Communication department, and assisted the general director as secretary for various strategic documents. As of January 2017, Peter is project leader at QANU.

Project co-ordinators

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dr. A. (Anna) Sparreboom

Anna Sparreboom (1985) works as a project manager at QANU since February 2017. She studied History at Utrecht University and Ancient Studies at the Free University of Amsterdam. In June 2016 she defended her PhD on hunting spectacles in Roman Africa at the University of Amsterdam. During her PhD-research she worked as a lecturer in Amsterdam and Leiden, contributed to the organization of an international conference at UvA and a PhD-masterclass in Rome and assisted the editors of a conference volume. In addition to her work at QANU, she is chief editor of magazine Roma Aeterna.

Project co-ordinators

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dr. A.H.A.M. (Alexandra) Paffen

Alexandra Paffen studied Culture and Sciences at Maastricht University (UM). She finished her PhD in 2007 on the exile of Erika and Klaus Mann at the University of Utrecht (UU). She gave courses and lectures at different Dutch universities. Before joining QANU she worked as a study advisor and project manager at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).