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Roeland van der Rijst

Assistant Professor

Dr. R.M. van der Rijst
+31 71 527 6496

Roeland van der Rijst is an Assistant Professor at the ICLON Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching and fellow of the Leiden Teacher’s Academy. After working as a secondary science teacher at schools in South Africa and the Netherlands, Roeland started his career in higher education. In 2009 he received his Ph.D. for his work on ‘The research-teaching nexus in the sciences’ at Leiden University. Currently his research interests are ‘research based teaching and learning’ and ‘teacher professional development’. Many of his research projects are connected to the field of teaching and learning in higher education. Additionally he is secretary of the Netherlands Educational Research Association (VOR), coordinator of the ICO theme group ‘Higher Education’, associate editor of the International Journal of Academic Development and Research into Higher Education Abstracts, and editorial board member of Pedagogische Studiën, and Teaching in Higher Education. Currently, he supervises four PhD students.


Roeland participates in the teacher education program at Leiden University, in which he currently teaches the master course on ‘Learning and instruction.’ He also is responsible for the ICO PhD course on ‘Research into higher education’. Furthermore, he contributes to workshops and training activities for teaching staff at Leiden University and beyond.

Assistant Professor

  • Hoger Onderwijs
  • Onderwijsbeleidsonderzoek

Work address

Willem Einthoven
Kolffpad 1
2333 BN Leiden
Room number B2.29



  • Society for Research into Higher Education Associate editor Research into Higher education Abstracts
  • International Journal for Academic Development Associate editor

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