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Maarja Beerkens

Associate professor

Dr. M. Beerkens
+31 70 800 9423

Maarja Beerkens' research focuses on governance issues, regulation, and empirical policy analysis and evaluation. Her field of interest lies in higher education and science policy in which she has published academically as well as conducted policy advising in different parts of the world (Armenia, Botswana, EU countries). 

More information about Maarja Beerkens

Maarja Beerkens is associate professor and educational director at the Institute of Public Administration. Her research focuses on  policy instruments, regulation and governance issues in a global context,  particularly on information-based and self-regulatory policies.  She is an expert in higher education and science policy and she publishes  on a wide variety of topics from higher education financing, quality assurance and  academic leadership to  student experiences and teaching practices.     Her interest in policy-relevant research is expressed  in her involvement in  a number of Dutch and international expert committees,  keynote speeches, and various contract and consultancy projects for national and international organisations.   She holds a doctoral degree in public policy from the UNC-Chapel Hill in the US.

Maarja Beerkens is a passionate teacher and  a proud nominee of the Leiden University students’ best teacher prize.  She teaches courses in regulatory theory and practice, state-market relationships and statistics.


Associate professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Instituut Bestuurskunde

Work address

Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Room number 4.125



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