DR. GERARD BAARS - (Managing) Director at Risbo - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Risbo is an independent research institute active in the field of learning and society. The institute is affiliated with the Faculty of Social Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Risbo focuses primarily on three key themes: social (urban) themes, innovations in the public domain (Center for Public Innovation; http://www.publicinnovation.nl/) and education (Educational Expertise Center). Research, training and consultancy are the tools we use in our quest to find answers to a wide range of questions and seek new insights in complex issues.
My tasks as a (Managing) Director at Risbo are senior educational researcher with the topic: student achievement. Senior educational consultant with the focus on innovative projects in the field of online education. Chairman editorial board Tijdschrift voor Hoger Onderwijs (Dutch Journal for Higher Education). Last but not least program manager Online Education at Erasmus University Rotterdam.