Van der Meulen has been appointed as a full professor of Institutional Aspects of (Higher) Education at the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences. The new UT professor is an expert on science policy studies, higher education and technology assessment. He is currently Head of Research at the Rathenau Instituut and endowed professor of Evidence for Science Policy at Leiden University.
Professor Van der Meulen will replace Hans Vossensteyn, who is leaving the University of Twente after 28 years, ten of which he worked as the director of CHEPS. From September, Vossensteyn will be the director of Research & Graduate School at Saxion University of Applied Sciences.