Jos H.A.N. Rikers
Open University of the Netherlands
Senior policy advisor
Regional author for the Report "Higher Education in the World 4" and speaker at the V International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education
Jos Rikers (MSc in Geography, Utrecht University, 1984) started his academic career as a researcher at Twente University's School of Education. In 1990, he began to work at the Open University of the Netherlands, where he has held several positions. Since 2001, he has been a senior policy advisor to the University's Executive Board on both sustainable development and international relations. In 2004, he helped found the Rhine-Meuse RCE, a regional centre of expertise on learning for sustainable development. In October 2009, he became programme coordinator for the UNESCO Chair in Knowledge Transfer for Sustainable Development Supported by ICTs at the Open University of the Netherlands. In 2011 he became programme coordinator for the UNESCO Chair in Open Educational Resources at the same university.
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