Dr Robert Coelen


Vice-President International, Stenden University, Netherlands

Dr Robert John Coelen is Vice-President International at Stenden University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Prior to this appointment he was Vice-President International at Leiden University. He has 15 years experience in the international education sector. He returned to work in Europe after an absence of 30 years. Most of these 30 years were spent in Australia. During his time in Australia he spent about 5 years altogether in South-East Asia, particularly in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.

 Dr Coelen is a member of Club33, a global think tank on internationalisation, a member of the International Ranking Experts Group, which produced the Berlin Principles on Ranking in Higher Education. He regularly reviews papers for the Journal of Studies in International Education and is on the Editorial Board of the Research in Hospitality Management Journal.