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Research Globalisation Studies Groningen (GSG) About GSG


GSG has a small core staff, a Board of Governors and stakeholders in the university community. GSG hosts the CEASG (Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen) and maintains strong ties with other institutes and programmes and their staff, such as SEA ASEAN (Groningen Research Centre for Southeast Asia and ASEAN), the European NOHA Masters Programme, and the European Office of Osaka University. Organisationally GSG is positioned in the Faculty of Arts, and situated in one corridor of the Harmonie Building. Most of GSG staff works part-time in other institutes or faculties of the University of Groningen.

Dr. Arjan van den Assem

Dr. Arjan van den Assem is Director of Globalisation Studies Groningen (a.i.) and Director of Education at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences. His background is in international relations and political science with a focus on security and peace studies.

Prof. dr. Tjalling Halbertsma

Prof. dr. Tjalling Halbertsma is professor in East Asian Studies with a special focus on Mongolia. He is Director of the Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen (CEASG).

Prof. dr. Jacques Zeelen

Prof. dr. Jacques Zeelen holds the chair of Lifelong Learning and Social Intervention in the Context of Globalisation. At the same time he holds the UNESCO Chair on Lifelong Learning, Youth and Work at Gulu University in Uganda. He coordinates the international network: Youth, Education, Work (YEW).

Dr. Pieter Boele van Hensbroek

Dr. Pieter Boele van Hensbroek is Research Coordinator at GSG; he also has a part-time appointment in the Faculty of Philosophy.

Dr. Josje van der Linden

Dr. Josje van der Linden is coordinator external cooperation at GSG and and researcher for several YEW projects

Ana Rodrigues-Vasse, MSc

Ana C. Rodrigues-Vasse, MSc is researcher for several YEW projects and is coordinating and teaching for the minor development studies

Jarno Hoving

Mr. Jarno Hoving is the office manager of GSG.

Marloes Viet

Ms Marloes Viet is Project Manager at Globalisation Studies Groningen

Ms Jennieke Oordt

Ms Jennieke Oordt is Communications Officer at Globalisation Studies Groningen, Program Coordinator at NOHA and Office Manager at the Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen.

GSG Associate Staff

Prof. Max van den Berg

Prof. Max van den Berg holds the chair of Global Governance and Sustainable Livelihood at GSG, linking him to the studieprogramma’s International Relations and International Organisations, to the programme International Humanitarian Action, and the Centre for International Relations Research.

Dr. Sunkung Choi

Dr. Sunkung Choi is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business.

Dr. Yongjun Zhao

Dr. Yongjun Zhao is Head of China Affairs.

Prof. dr. Ron Holzhacker

Prof. dr. Ron Holzhacker is Scientific Director of the Groningen Research Centre for Southeast Asia and ASEAN (SEA-ASEAN).

Dr. Tim Wittig

Dr. Tim Wittig is a Senior Research Fellow at Globalisation Studies Groningen (GSG). He is also director of the Center for Security and Sustainability and Adjunct Professor at George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

Dr. Chris Lamont

Dr. Chris Lamont is Head of Japan Affairs.

Last modified:04 May 2020 1.03 p.m.