Freek Van Deynze

Freek joined the CHEGG team in October 2014 as a PhD Student. He graduated from the University of Ghent with a master’s degree in Sociology and Political Science (EU-Studies), studies during which he was a member of the faculty’s student council and served as a student representative.

Broadly speaking, his main research interest lies in in the normatively loaded and mutually influential relationship between science/academia and broader society, including its political governance mechanisms. His research focuses on developments in doctoral education in general, more specifically how this issue is governed in the Flemish higher education system. He is also an organizing and presenting member of the doctoral schools course “What does it mean to be a researcher in 21st century Academia?”

Research interests

• National higher education policy
• Institutional governance
• Doctoral education
• Professional identity



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