Category: academic

Learning in the Anthropocene

Learning in the Anthropocene is the title of the lecture I will deliver at the opening of the academic year on 7 September in Leeuwarden. Recent events have made us realise that we are part of a global system and livingunder conditions often described… Continue Reading “Learning in the Anthropocene”

the university as expensive streaming service

What is the university without a physical campus? Since the spring, these variations on a meme have been putting forth an answer: Why do some people think that this is what is left of the university, when stripped of its campus and shared physical… Continue Reading “the university as expensive streaming service”

How do we value big data?

A nice question to sink your teeth into, thought Xiaoyao Han. Recently graduated from the Masters in Information Science from the Humboldt University in Berlin, Xiaoyao has joined Campus Fryslan and the Data Research Centre on 1 November. She will be working on a… Continue Reading “How do we value big data?”

New project on energy, innovation and community

Imagine a group of people coming together around the shared project to produce energy locally, and who ways to benefit from more social connections, as well as cheaper and cleaner energy. That’s a recipe for a sustainable future! This is the focus of a… Continue Reading “New project on energy, innovation and community”

How does the pandemic help us teach our students to change the world?

A brand new podcast from Campus Fryslan: Together with Sepideh Yousefzadeh and Saskia Rosendaal of Campus Fryslan, we discuss the need to reflect on our teaching practices and how we are reinventing them, the welfare of students and the prospects for incoming students and… Continue Reading “How does the pandemic help us teach our students to change the world?”

PhD Scholarship Valuing Big Data

We are offering a 4-year PhD scholarship at Campus Fryslan, University of Groningen. Applicants can submit a proposal on the topic of valuing Big Data in research. Proposals that address value as a multi-layered concept that connects ethical, epistemological, and legal modes of valuation… Continue Reading “PhD Scholarship Valuing Big Data”

Academic education after the pandemic

  At long last, the debate about the kind of education we want to be providing is emerging. The Data Research Centre (DRC) has an opinion piece on Science Guide and we have produced a discussion guidefor the academic community  on distance learning. A… Continue Reading “Academic education after the pandemic”

The triathlon toolbox

Sometimes we realise that areas of life inform each other in unexpected ways. How does my passion for triathlon matter for my professional development? This is the topic of reflections I shared with the Campus Fryslan community. Curious about how endurance sports translates to… Continue Reading “The triathlon toolbox”

New edition of course on Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Starting this week, Campus Fryslan will host a second a edition (2020) of the lecture series ‘Succesvol duurzaam ondernemen in een circulaire economie’. I will contribute a session on Technology and Sustainability  and engage with this group of professionals who are committed to the… Continue Reading “New edition of course on Sustainable Entrepreneurship”

Two positions at Campus Fryslân

Apply to become my new colleagues! Two positions (assistant professor) are currently open at the University of Groningen. A background in STS is relevant for both positions, and both are located in the new faculty Campus Fryslan, an interdisciplinary and innovative setting. Assistant Professor… Continue Reading “Two positions at Campus Fryslân”