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Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Twente



1 Sep 197730 Mar 1988


  • JF Political institutions (General)
  • Quality assurance
  • Higher education
  • Ranking
  • Bologna Process
  • Accreditation

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Research Output 1987 2019

Between quality and control: what can we learn from higher education quality assurance policy in the Netherlands

Chu, A. & Westerheijden, D. F., 11 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Quality in higher education. 24, 3, p. 260-270

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

quality assurance
Bologna Process

Speaking truth to power: Academic freedom and engaged universities

Westerheijden, D. F., 9 Jan 2019

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/siteAcademic

Open Access
economic value

The self-concept of Ukrainian doctoral students: Means-ends decoupling at the state level

Hladchenko, M. & Westerheijden, D. F., Apr 2019, In : Higher education quarterly. 73, 2, p. 182-197 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
cognitive dissonance
development of science

Globalisation and Differentiation in Higher Education Systems

van Vught, F. A., van der Wende, M. C. & Westerheijden, D. F., 2018, Theory and Method in Higher Education Research. Juisman, J. & Tight, M. (eds.). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., Vol. 4. p. 85-101 17 p. (Theory and method in higher education research; vol. 4).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

education system
environmental factors

Activities 2014 2018

Performances and Gatekeepers: Quality Assurance of Education and Research in Dutch Higher Education

Don Westerheijden (Speaker)
24 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Nagoya University

Don Westerheijden (Visiting researcher)
1 Feb 201731 Mar 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

International Institute of Social Studies (External organisation)

Don Westerheijden (Member)
Dec 2016 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of board

Convergence and divergence in the internationalisation of higher education

Renze Kolster (Speaker), Donald F. Westerheijden (Speaker)
10 Jun 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation