Han Aarts

Maastricht University Centre for International Cooperation in Academic Development, the Netherlands
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Han Aarts

Han is the Director of the Maastricht University Centre for International Cooperation in Academic Development (MUNDO) in the Netherlands, where he works with partner universities in developing and emerging countries to build knowledge capacity, strengthen education at partner institutions and develop research cooperation and other collaborative activities addressing (local and global) development challenges. Han is committed to an EAIE that is truly global in its vision, promoting internationalisation and cooperation in higher education that contributes to fair, inclusive and sustainable globalisation. He has been a member of the EAIE from the beginning and has been active in many positions. He hosted the 1999 EAIE Annual Conference in Maastricht and initiated the EAIE Expert Community Cooperation for Development, and was a member of the EAIE General Council. In 2007 Han received the EAIE Constance Meldrum Award for Vision and Leadership. Han holds a Master’s degree in human geography and development studies from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Han was a member of the EAIE Publications Committee from 2022-2022 and has been elected as a Steering group member in the Cooperation for Development Chair EAIE Expert Community for the 2022–2024 term.