Marijn Martens

Junior researcher at the research group for Media, Innovation and Communication Technologies, Department of Communication Sciences, Ghent University.

Marijn Martens 

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Digital technologies
Education & technology
Privacy & cybersecurity


Marijn Martens started as a junior researcher at mict in August 2017. He graduated as a bachelor in Secundary Education: Physics – Mathematics (Artevelde University College, 2015) and as a master in communicational sciences with a specialization in New Media and Society (Ghent University, 2017). His master’s thesis focused on the differences between working and non-working young adults in their music-consumption. He used  a combination of the Utility theory and the Theory of reasoned action as a framework and conducted focusgroups and a survey with more than 400 respondents.

He joined mict on the interdisciplinary BCC-project (Belgian Cost of Cybercrime). Together with four partner research centers the BCC-project tries to give a thorough insight in the costs connected to cybercrime for the industry, government and society. Marijn is specifically focused on the costs connected to cybercrime for Belgian citizens. To get these insights he is putting up a survey to combine and compare with earlier results of the project.

His main research interests are digital technologies, education and privacy & cybersecurity.