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Roeland van der Rijst

Assistant Professor

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

After working as a secondary science teacher at schools in South Africa and the Netherlands, Roeland van der Rijst started his career in higher education. In 2009 he received his PhD for his work on the research-teaching nexus. Currently he is working as an assistant professor at Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching (ICLON), department of higher education. Among others he is treasurer of the Netherlands Education research association (VOR), board member of the VOR division ‘Higher Education’, coordinator of the ICO theme group ‘Higher Education’, and associate editor of Research into Higher Education Abstracts published by SRHE.


Roeland’s area of study focuses on ‘research-based teaching and learning’ and ‘teacher professional development’. Many of his projects are related to the field of teaching and learning in higher education.


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
  • HO Algemeen

Work address

Willem Einthoven Building
Kolffpad 1
2333 BN Leiden
Room number B2.32



  • International Journal for Academic Development Associate editor

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