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Gonzalo Ordóñez-Matamoros (male) is Assistant Professor, co-director of the International UT and Chinese Courses on Research Evaluation of the Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STePS) group of the Technology, Policy, Society (TPS) Department, and coordinator of the Science, Technology and Innovation Governance at the Global South (STIG@GS) at the School of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences at the University of Twente. He is also Professor of Policy Analysis and Design Methods, and of Knowledge and Innovation Management and Governance at the Faculty of Finance, Government and International Relations of the Universidad Externado de Colombia in Bogotá, where he is Director of the Research and Special Projects Centre (CIPE) at the same university. He holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Georgia State University (USA), an Ms in International Economic Law from the Université de Nanterre -Paris X (France), an Ms in International Economics and Economic Development from the Université Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne (France), and an Bs in Finance and International Relations at the Universidad Externado de Colombia. He was (i.a.) Executive Director of the Colombian Observatory of Science and Technology and consultant to the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the European Commission. He is the President of the Red de Gobernanza y Gestión del Conocimiento, la Ciencia, la Tecnología y la Innovación (Red GCTI), and has conducted research, ex-post evaluation and foresight studies of knowledge, science, technology and innovation policies and programmes focusing on emerging economies in the Global South.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Public Policy -Science and Technology Policy, Georgia State University

1 Aug 20021 Sept 2008

Award Date: 2 Jan 2009

PhD, Public Policy - Science and Technology Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

1 Aug 20021 Sept 2008

Award Date: 1 Dec 2008

Master, DEA Droit des Relations Econmiques Internationales et Communautaires, Universite Paris X Nanterre

1 Aug 19941 Jul 1995

Award Date: 1 Sept 1995

Master, DEA Economie Internationale, Edonomie du Developpement, Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne

1 Aug 19931 Jul 1994

Award Date: 15 Nov 1994

Bachelor, Finanzas y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Externado de Colombia

1 Feb 19871 Dec 1991

Award Date: 25 Feb 1992

External positions

Director CIPE-FIGRI, Universidad Externado de Colombia

1 Oct 2017 → …

Professor, Universidad Externado de Colombia

15 Jan 2006 → …

Executive Director, Observatorio Colombiano de Ciencia y Tecnología

1 Aug 19991 Feb 2003

Advisor on Strategic Planning and Prospective, Colciencias

1 Apr 199731 Jul 1999


  • JA Political science (General)
  • Public Policy
  • Science and Technology Policy
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Public Administration
  • Government
  • JZ International relations
  • Science and Technology Policy
  • Science Diplomacy
  • International Research Collaboration


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