Adinda Van Gaalen

Adinda van Gaalen joined CHEGG as a PhD candidate in October 2016. In her PhD project, she focuses on ethics as an element of internationalisation strategies and discourse in higher education. Her research at CHEGG is informed by her background in organisational studies and internationalisation of higher education.

Adinda holds an MSc degree Culture, Organization and Management, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2000). She is Policy Officer and Researcher at Nuffic, the organisation for internationalisation of education in the Netherlands. Adinda has been involved in the development of quality assurance tools for internationalisation. She has (co)authored several publications and works as an advisor and trainer. Her main focus is on higher education in addition she is involved in internationalisation of secondary education.

Previously Adinda worked at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences as head of the international office, policy advisor and lecturer. Adinda is a member of the European Association of International Education (EAIE) and served as an elected member on the EAIE General council from 2014-2016. She is also a member of Early Career Higher Education Researchers (ECHER) network and is co-initiator of a network of PhD students in internationalisation of higher education.

Research interests

  • Internationalisation
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Ethics
  • National higher education policy
  • Institutional governance
  • Strategy and policy


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