Meet our team, consisting of core staff and affiliated academics from various Schools and Institutes.

Do you have any questions, remarks or ideas for contributing to the platform? Please contact us to plan a chat, either online or on campus.

At DIT Neel is involved in a range of educational activities. She has a passion for education and is excited to be part of a diverse team that wants to take action and improve the positive societal impact of the university.
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At DIT, Lena works to inspire and mobilise students, staff and partners to join our mission. She believes in the power of narratives to shape the way we think, feel and act in the world. To understand and engage in social change (in academia and beyond), we need to tell new stories and center those that have long been marginalized.
Femke focuses on the role of design within DIT. There are so many different approaches, so she tries to figure out what fits within DIT. She firmly believes in the power of design to make futures experienceable and tangible.
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At DIT, Jilde investigates the values and norms underlying ‘academic excellence’ and she studies how transformations in the academic landscape challenge this value system.
Mariangela is leading the development of a design ecosystem within DIT. She believes that design can be used to experiment with new collaborative practices across disciplines and with stakeholders, to better address societal challenges.
Maryce Koedood supports the entire department of DIT as office Office Manager. She’s also the personal assistant to Derk Loorbach.
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As academic lead of DIT, Derk is keen to help develop an institutional environment that supports transdisciplinary and transformative academic work for motivated, critical, entrepreneurial and talented students, staff and academics.
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Pauline is the 'artist in residence' at DIT. She self-initiates projects that creatively and visually challenge and question the current strategy of the university. Her methods are hand-son and interactive: meant to stir up the surroundings.
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Within DIT Julia focuses on the development of an ecosystem around Transformative Research. On top of that, Julia takes the lead in developing DIT as an institutional action research experiment.
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Ana is DIT’s lead for transformative education. She believes that we must equip future changemakers with competencies that allow them to think critically and systemically about complex problems such as biodiversity loss and climate change.
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Marieke is involved with DIT as organisational lead. She is very excited about DIT as an organisational experiment to change the university from the inside – it’s a transformation she believes is very much needed.
Ollie has a passion for collaborating across disciplines, cultures, and worldviews, and is delighted to be part of an institutional platform that facilitates systemic and pluralistic approaches to social transitions.
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