Koen van der Kooy

Contribution to education:
Currently Koen is teaching courses Research Methodology and Business Statistics at the Graduate Department of the RBS. As member of the Intercultural Education Development (IED) and Internnationalization of Higher Education research group he is  working on various research projects. Koen’s focus is on setting up research projects, developing a solid research network, supporting students’ projects and thesis, and delivering workshops in the field of intercultural competence, diversity and internationalization.

Research:
Koen’s research is focussing on two projects: measuring Intercultural competencies and 21st Century skills. These are two thinks of which the definition alone is already enough for food for long discussions, but how are these concepts operationalized that is what interest me the most.

  • Measuring Intercultural competencies is project in which we are looking for a reliable way of measuring the improvement of the Intercultural competency of students at the Rotterdam Business School.
  • 21st Century skills is a project – together with the Knowledge Center of Internationalization of Higher Education – to determine from a students perspective which skills are important for their future carriers.

Koen van der Kooy

Researcher