Elke van der Valk

Fontys University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands
Elke van der Valk

My name is Elke van der Valk and as a Consultant for Regionalisation and Sustainable Development Goals at Fontys University of Applied Sciences I’m responsible for connecting Fontys as a knowledge partner to regions in the south of the Netherlands. I also advise the institutions of Fontys on how to integrate SDGs into all education and research. I’m part of the SDG Coalition that was created by universities of applied sciences in June 2018 and I coordinate the platform www.sdgsonstage.nl, which connects students, teachers and businesses through SDG-related content and internships. I started working in the field of internationalisation in 2004 and I believe that my global mindset and knowledge of multiple-helix collaboration and co-creation will have added value for the Employability Expert Community. If I am elected to this position, I would like to work on the link between skills that we would like to teach our students and societal challenges that need to be solved. I believe the EAIE could play a role in helping professionals to start transforming educational systems through training, workshops, sessions, publications and connecting to the right networks. I would be honoured to be part of that process. 

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