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.


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Jeroen Huisman

Professor of Higher Education

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Jelle Mampaey

Visiting Researcher

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Marco Seeber

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Jef Vlegels

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Lisa Brockerhoff

PhD Candidate

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Meta Gorup

PhD Candidate

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Queenie Lam

PhD Candidate

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Melissa Laufer

PhD Candidate

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Freek Van Deynze

PhD Candidate

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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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Irina Ferencz

PhD Candidate

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Stijn Daenekindt

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Maria Manatos

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Davide Dusi

Postdoctoral Researcher

Former Members

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Julie M. Birkholz

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Dept of Literary Studies, Ghent University

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Martina Vukasovic

Assistant Professor, University of Bergen, Norway

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Jelena Brankovic

Research Assistant, Faculty of Sociology, University of Bielefeld, Germany

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