Koen De Koster

VLIR-UOS, Belgium
Koen De Koster

My name is Koen De Koster and I work as Strategy and Quality Adviser for VLIR-UOS. VLIR-UOS supports partnerships between universities and university colleges in Flanders and in the Global South, looking for innovative responses to global and local challenges. Furthermore, VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to future changemakers from the Global South. As Strategy and Quality Adviser, I support the organisation in various strategic challenges, including knowledge mobilisation and research uptake; impact management and evaluation; synergy and complementarity with NGOs, industry and governments; university cooperation for development and the 2030 agenda; and institutional assessment of higher education institutes using the 5C approach. Over the past few years, I have gained considerable expertise and developed networks in the topics mentioned above and in the broad field of higher education cooperation for development in general. I am confident that this experience can be an asset for EAIE members working in this field. It would be an honour to be able to use my knowledge and skills to serve the EAIE as Cooperation for Development Steering group member. 

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