On 1 April 2014, Dr Jacques Zeelen was appointed Professor of Lifelong Learning and Social Intervention in the Context of Globalisation at the Faculty of Arts.
Jacques Zeelen is a psychologist and has a great deal of experience with adult education and social intervention. He is particularly interested in practical research on socially isolated groups, such as early school-leavers. His work is characterized by a combination of research and development, with the aim of contributing to intervention programmes and policy initiatives. Zeelen’s research will concentrate on development issues and how they are related to poverty reduction as well as the counteracting of social isolation, thus contributing to the Sustainable Society research theme at the University of Groningen.
Zeelen is also an associate professor at the department of Pedagogy of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences.
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