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Inge van der Weijden


Dr. I.C.M. van der Weijden
+31 71 527 6073

Short CV

Inge van der Weijden has a PhD in social sciences (2007). She worked at CWTS from January 2012. She is currently researcher and coordinator of the Career Policy & Paths in Science (CPPS) working group. Inge conducts research on the motivation, selection, and evaluation of scholars in order to better understand career development of scientist. Also, she is responsible for the CWTS press communication. Starting September 2015, she is the vice-chair of European Sociology of Science and Technology Network.


Inge conducts both qualitative and quantitative research on the motivation, selection and evaluation of scholars in order to better understand career development of scientists within and outside academia. Special attention is given to mental health and diversity. Inge completed her PhD in 2007 at VU Amsterdam. From 2006 to 2011, she worked as a postdocs at the Rathenau Institute, where she did research into academic management & leadership of group leaders. She joined the CWTS in 2012. Since 2019 Inge is also affiliated (0.2fte) with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, department of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.
Inge is a board member of the Centre of Expertise for the Dutch PhD training. She gives lectures and workshops at, among others, career days for PhD candidates, graduate schools, postdoc network days and HR professionals. In 2017 she won a Special Recognition Award from the World Cultural Council.
At CWTS Inge is also working on different institutional projects: Super_Morri (Funded by EU Horizon 2020) and Evaluation of the postdoc training program of Leiden University (funded by SoFoKleS). 


Inge teaches in the Honours Class The Academic Life, serves as a coach in the Leiden Leadership Program and supervises master thesis students.

PhD coordinator CWTS

Since November 2017 Inge acts as PhD coordinator for all internal and external PhD candidates affiliated with CWTS. She organizes e.g. meetings with PhD candidates, PhD poster seminars, intervision meetings with PhD supervisors.

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  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • CWTS

Work address

Willem Einthoven
Kolffpad 1
2333 BN Leiden
Room number B4.43



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