Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
About us Practical matters How to find us M. (Mervin) Bakker, MSc

M. (Mervin) Bakker, MSc

Director International Strategy & Relations
Profile picture of M. (Mervin) Bakker, MSc

Mervin Bakker (1973) has joined the International Strategy & Relations department at the University of Groningen (UG) in April 2020. He built his expertise in the area of internationalisation of higher education and in international relations throughout his career.  

Before joining UG, Mervin has worked for Nuffic’s Netherlands Education Support Office (NESO) in South Africa (2017-2020) and Indonesia (2011-2017) as Regional Director. NESOs operate in locations of strategic importance for the Dutch education and research sector, and support Dutch universities in the regions where they are located. Earlier in his career, Mervin has worked for the University of Amsterdam as Manager International Programmes and Head of Marketing & Communications, both at the Faculty of Economics & Business. Next to that, he worked for an education agent in Thailand and ran a student related business in the Netherlands.

Mervin holds an MSc in International Economics & Economic Geography (1998) from Utrecht University and an MBA in Higher Education Management (2007) from the Institute of Education at University College London.

Next to his work, Mervin has always been active as a volunteer in various organisations.  Currently he is board member of the Indonesia-Nederland Society, the Stichting Studiefonds Zuid-Afrika, and Be Quick 1887 (football).

Last modified:07 October 2023 1.54 p.m.