About Us

We research the governance of higher education

The Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent (CHEGG) is a research centre established with the aim to contribute to the scholarly understanding of governance in higher education, both on macro (system) and meso (institutional) levels.

The understanding is expected to improve primarily through in-depth, theory-based investigations of aspects of governance, but also through focusing on practical aspects and improving policy and institutional practice. CHEGG seeks both to strengthen the idea of higher education as a distinct field of study and to maintain a dynamic dialogue between the field of higher education and those of (organizational) sociology, political sciences, public administration and business administration.

CHEGG is part of the Department of Sociology at the Faculty for Political and Social Sciences of Ghent University and it was established in 2013.

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Meet the CHEGG team

The Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent is led by prof. Jeroen Huisman and employs ten researchers and has several affiliate members.

Jeroen Huisman

Professor of Higher Education

Julie M. Birkholz

(Former) Postdoctoral Researcher

Jelle Mampaey

Visiting Researcher

Marco Seeber

Postdoctoral Researcher

Martina Vukasovic

Postdoctoral Researcher

Jef Vlegels
Jef Vlegels

Postdoctoral Researcher

Lisa Brockerhoff

PhD Candidate

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Jelena Brankovic

PhD Graduate

Meta Gorup

PhD Candidate

Queenie Lam

PhD Candidate

Melissa Laufer

PhD Candidate

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Freek Van Deynze

PhD Candidate

Eliana Minelli

PhD Candidate

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Lina Zenkiene

PhD Candidate

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Adinda van Gaalen

PhD Candidate

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Xiaoling Liu

PhD Candidate