International Strategy and Relations
The International Strategy and Relations (ISR) department acts as an expert advisor to the University of Groningen community on policy and strategy for internationalisation. It is responsible (in partnership with our university colleagues) for the development, implementation and monitoring of the internationalisation goals of the University of Groningen.
On a day to day basis, ISR is deeply engaged with the application, implementation and success of EU and region-specific projects as well as developing mutually beneficial relationships with national funding bodies around the world.
The department has oversight of the university’s membership of various international consortia as well as responsibility for the relationships with our key institutional partners. Long-term, ISR aims to create a strategic framework that supports the goals and policies of internationalisation throughout the university.
For an overview of international events at the University of Groningen, please visit our our news and events page.
|Contact Details||Visiting Address|
Secretariat International Strategy & Relations
Tel. +31 50 363 3900
Garden wing, building 1118
9712 CP Groningen
The contact persons for the International Strategy and Relations (ISR) department are:
|Mervin Bakker||Department head|
|Joyce Fongers||Latin America|
|Jodien Houwers||Europe, U4 network, Erasmus Mundus MSc|
|Regine van Groningen||Central and Eastern Europe, Erasmus +|
|Xuefei Knoester-Cao||East Asia, director of the Confucius Institute|
Oceania and South Asia
|Anita Veltmaat||Sub Saharan Africa|
|Anja de Vries||North America , Erasmus + KA2 and KA3|
|Maaike Wagenaar||Middle East and North Africa|
|Tim Zwaagstra||Southeast Asia and Japan|
|Jing Zheng||East Asia|
|Wiebe Zijlstra||Project Management, Sub Saharan Africa|
Internationalisation Officer, Global South Capacity Development
|Erik Haarbrink||Project Manager, Coordinator International Cooperation|
|Last modified:||13 September 2022 1.50 p.m.|