Successful PhD defense

(13-07-2022) Karlijn Soppe successfully defended here PhD thesis

Karlijn Soppe, postdoc at CHEGG, successfully defended her PhD thesis on 7 July at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Her thesis "To match or not to match?: Improving student-program fit in Dutch higher education" examined the effectiveness of different types of matching procedures as experienced by students, and in relation to final enrollment and first-year student success. Matching procedures intend to forestall drop-out and prevent 'wrong' study choices. The various sub-studies, focusing on students' experiences, their performances and their motivation letters, provide relevant leads for improving matching procedures, for example in terms of necessary elements in these procedures