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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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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.

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P.A. (Peter) Hildering MSc

At QANU, Peter Hildering is mainly reponsible for the assessment of the degree and research programmes in the exact, technical and natural sciences. He is for instance Physics and Astronomy, Building Sciences and Architecture, Biomedical Engineering, Technical Medicine and Nanoscience, and the research review of quantum institute QuTech, Previously he was involved in the research review Applied Physics at the University of Twente and seven institutes of the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen, as well as the assessment of the degree programmes Public Administration.

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 and as head of the Communication department at NWO institute Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam.

Peter lives in Hilversum with his wife and three kids, and liks to run in his spare time.

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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).

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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.

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dr. A. (Anna) Sparreboom
Coordinator Research Reviews

Anna Sparreboom is QANU’s coordinator of research assessments. Her activities, both internally and externally, are aimed at the performance of high quality research assessments by QANU. 

Next to her tasks as coordinator research assessments, she is project manager for both research assessments and quality assessments of educational programmes. At the moment, she coordinates the programme assessments in the field of Modern Languages and Literature and Humanistic Studies. Before, she managed quality assessments in the cluster Health Sciences and Geomatics and she worked on research assessments in Psychology and Catholic Theology. 

Before joining QANU, she was a junior lecturer and PhD candidate in Ancient History at the University of Amsterdam. In her dissertation she investigated the social function and cultural significance of hunting spectacles in Roman North Africa. During her years as a PhD candidate, she organized two international conferences and a PhD masterclass in Rome for the national research school. Anna lived in Leuven (Belgium) from 2014-2016, where she worked as a language trainer Dutch for expats and francophone professionals. Currently she lives in Utrecht. In her spare time she is a voluntary editor of magazine Roma Aeterna.
 

Project leaders

A.P. (Anke) van Wier MA

Anke van Wier is project manager at QANU. She is involved with the projects Clinical Technology, Archaeology, Dentistry and Criminology. Previously she worked as a lecturer at the Bachelor programme of European Studies at Maastricht University. There she was also involved in the programme committee and part of an advisory committee for student evaluations of teaching. 
Anke has a BA in International Relations from the University of Groningen and an MA in European Studies from Maastricht University. She lives in Utrecht, does CrossFit and likes camping and hiking. 

Project leaders

dr. M.J. (Marijn) Hollestelle

Marijn Hollestelle is involved in various programme assessements, including Biomedical Engineering, Building Sciences and Architecure and the cluster Physics and Astronomy. He studied Physics and History and Philosophy of Science at Utrecht University and obtained his PhD in 2011 at Leiden University for his biography of physicist Paul Ehrenfest. He then worked as a researcher at the Foundation for the History of Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology. He did research for the Rathenau Instituut and worked for six years as a programme manager at the Science domain of NWO.

Marijn lives in Vianen with his wife and two sons. He reads, writes and draws, enjoys going to opera and ballet, and practices various Japanese martial arts.

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P. (Petra) van den Hoorn MSc

Petra van den Hoorn is involved in the accreditation of the education programmes in the clusters Biomedical Technology and Arts & Culture.

Previously she worked as a researcher and program coordinator at the department of Teacher Education at the University of Groningen. She was responsible for collecting data of several thousand beginning teachers in secondary education in The Netherlands and worked at varied research questions concerning professional development of beginning teachers. She studied Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology at the University of Groningen. Together with her husband and son, she lives in Zwolle. She likes to go on cultural trips and do voluntary work.

External secretaries

drs. L.C. (Linda) te Marvelde

Linda te Marvelde was employed at QANU from 2010 to 2018 as project leader and coordinator degree programmes. She 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. From 2007 to 2010 she was project leader at the World Cancer Research Fund.

External secretaries

dr. Meg van Bogaert

Meg van Bogaert was employed at QANU up to 2017 as project leader and coordinator research assessments. After completing her master's degree in Pharmacy, Meg 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.

External secretaries

Mariëtte Huisjes MA

Mariette Huisjes is secretary to part of the Psychology visitation in 2018. She studied Philosophy of Science at the Universities of Groningen and Amsterdam and before that spent a year at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Besides being a secretary for QANU, Mariette works as a freelance copywriter/editor for academic clients such as the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW) and several universities.

External secretaries

dr. Barbara van Balen

As a project manager for QANU dr. Barbara van Balen did many  educational and research assessments. At present she is an independent consultant (BvB consultancy). Barbara has a masters degree in educational studies (1979) and worked in several positions and several projects in quality assurance and evaluation of education, as well as affirmative action and diversity for higher education institutions and European projects. Her dissertation (2001) concerned the position of women in universities. She furthermore published on the development of  academic careers.

External secretaries

dr. Marianne van der Weiden

Marianne van der Weiden has been working as a freelance secretary for assessment and review committees since 2012, not only for QANU, but also for NVAO, NQA and individual universities and programmes. For QANU, she has been involved in the assessment of bachelor and master programmes in political science and in law in 2017, in the accreditation of two research master programmes and in the research assessment of law faculties in 2016.

For a full list of her activities see www.mariannevanderweiden.nl. Marianne graduated in psychology (1978) and classical languages (1986) at Utrecht University and received her PhD degree in classical languages at Radboud University (1991). Previously, she worked for the Association of Universities in the Netherlands, the International Institute of Social Studies (The Hague) and the Association of VET colleges.

External secretaries

Mark Delmartino MA

Mark Delmartino manages a one-person Antwerp-based consultancy company. For QANU he supported the cluster assessment Theology and Religious Sciences as well as the joint accreditations NVAO-AACSB (economy and business) and the NVAO-EAPAA (public administration). Since 2010, Mark is NVAO-certified secretary. He has extensive experience in initial accreditation exercises, as well as in institutional accreditations both in the Netherlands and Flanders.

With a degree in Ancient History including a one-year study in Italy, and a postgraduate MA in European Studies from KULeuven, Mark entered the labour market in the early Nineties working for twelve years in the capital of Europe as project manager and policy analyst in higher education, civil society development and disability services. 

External secretaries

dr. Floor Meijer

Floor Meijer studied history at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and subsequently wrote a dissertation on 19th century masonic lodges in Amsterdam (published as Wereldburgers. Vrijmetselaren en de stad Amsterdam, 1848-1906).

After obtaining her PhD, Floor worked as a lecturer and research school coordinator at the UvA. From 2011 to 2016 she was employed by QANU. As of 2016, Floor is a freelance researcher and project manager. An overview of the quality assurance projects in which she is/was involved can be found on her website (www.floor-meijer.com).

Floor is based in Amsterdam, but spends a lot of her time in Brittany (France), where she renovates a small manoir, tends her garden and experiments with historic recipes.  

Project assistants

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M. (Marcella) van Schie MA
Assistant project manage

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.

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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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H. (Heleen) Faas
Medewerker bedrijfsvoering

Heleen works as an operational assistant, and in this role she supports the entire internal organization of QANU.

In 1994 she graduated from the Conservatory of Hilversum, which has merged since 1998 with the Sweelinck to the Conservatorium of Amsterdam. Her choice of study proved to be a good stepping stone to a diverse career. From tour manager for international opera and dance companies, to management assistant at the Publieke Omroep, to various other supporting roles for organizations and companies. She likes to visit theatre, cycling and tennis in her spare time in addition to the her volunteer work.

Secretariat

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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.