The Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent

About us

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.


Jeroen Huisman

Professor of Higher Education

Lisa Brockerhoff

PhD Candidate

Jelle Mampaey

Visiting Researcher

Meta Gorup

PhD Candidate

Jef Vlegels

Postdoctoral Researcher

Queenie Lam

PhD Candidate

Stijn Daenekindt

Postdoctoral Researcher

Melissa Laufer

PhD Candidate

Maria Manatos

Postdoctoral Researcher

Lina Zenkiene

PhD Candidate

Davide Dusi

Postdoctoral Researcher

Adinda van Gaalen

PhD Candidate

Biljana Kuzmanovska Tasetovikj

PhD candidate

Irina Ferencz

PhD Candidate


Research Projects


     Korte Meer 5, 9000 Gent, BELGIUM

    Jeroen Huisman: +32 9 264 69 78 | Secretariat of the Dept. of Sociology: +32 9 264 91 71