Creating and ensuring equal opportunities for students and professionals. At the Centre of Expertise for Global and Inclusive Learning we research what processes would help to achieve this. We’re also looking into the best ways to actively promote inclusive education and an inclusive society. We support each learning individual in their talent development to enable them to become responsible professionals and critical citizens.
We study, work and live in a complex and global society in which not everyone is given the same opportunities. A society that is always changing through for example technological developments, and where many wicked issues are at play, such as climate adaptation, migration and integration. Education has to be responsive yet frequently lags behind. That must change. The Hague University of Applied Sciences functions as an incubator, thinktank and lab where learning and development play a role. Using practice-oriented research, debates, dialogue and out-of-the-box thinking, the Centre of Expertise for Global and Inclusive Learning promotes learning processes and exposes hidden assumptions, attitudes and behaviour.
The centre strives for sustainable innovation within education and beyond by focusing on topics such as global citizenship, talent development, inclusive education, internationalisation at home and practical wisdom within the professional field. Everything is centred around professional and personal development: to last a lifetime.
Jolanda van der Toorn
Professor Inclusive Education
Aminata Cairo, PhD
Aminata Cairo was born and raised in the Netherlands but pursued her entire academic career in the United States. She obtained bachelor’s degrees in physical education and psychology, a master’s degree in clinical psychology, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in medical anthropology. She has dedicated her academic work to community engagement and giving voice to overlooked, silenced, or otherwise marginalized populations, while including students in that process. She worked as an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Upon return to the Netherlands she has worked in diversity and inclusion policy at Leiden University.+31 (0)70 - 445 76 01
Professor Global Learning
dr. Jos Beelen
Jos Beelen has a bachelor’s in history and a master’s in Classical Archaeology from the University of Amsterdam. During his master’s he spent a year doing archaeological fieldwork in Turkey. He obtained his doctoral degree from the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. His thesis focused on the obstacles and enablers to internationalising learning outcomes by academics. Jos worked as a lecturer at Inholland University of Applied Sciences and as international officer, policy advisor and researcher at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Jos is Visiting Professor at the Centre for Global Learning at Coventry University.email@example.com
Professor Sustainable Talent Development
After receiving her PhD from Leiden University, Ellen began working in the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at the Delft University of Technology. She has been a project leader for various research projects about e-learning and information management in higher education and at companies (including Shell). She is also involved in EU projects like Learn RDM in the SME. The first research group she headed at The Hague University of Applied Sciences was the one known as Knowledge Infrastructure for Science and Technology. Currently, Ellen heads the Sustainable Talent Development Research Group and is also employed at the Delft University of Technology as a project leader for ‘Collaborative PhD projects’, which focus on collaborations between universities and the business community. She also participates in various networks such as the Stichting HRM Lectorennetwerk Nederland and the board of the IACEE (International Association for Continuing Engineering Education).firstname.lastname@example.org