When to contact us? You can get in touch with your study adviser for any question you have regarding your study; questions about planning, the content of the programme, illness or handicaps, stress, or any other thing you would like to discuss. If we cannot help you directly, we often know where to refer you to. So you can consider us as your first point of reference related to studying at Wageningen University.
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Office location: Lumen, C.003
Office hours: Monday to Friday
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Office location: Gaia, B.112
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Office location: Gaia, B.109
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My name is Bert Bruins, and I am the BIL and MIL program director. It is my task to ensure that the curricula are of good quality, up-to-date and coherent. For the purpose I advise the Program Commission on possible enhancements of the programs and on educational innovations. I think it is important to remain close to the practice of teaching and learning, which is why I also continue lecturing at Water Resources Management group. Before I started as program director I worked as study adviser for quite some years. Besides, I have been involved in capacity building projects in Benin, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Nepal. Before joining the university I worked with SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, as adviser to local organizations on integrated area development, ancestral domain and coastal resources management in the Philippines and as irrigation engineer in Nepal. I studied Tropical Land & Water Management in Wageningen.
My name is Dorine Kea and I am one of the study advisors for BIL and MIL students. I started studying at the Wageningen University in 2007 and did the MIL after my BSc in economics. Thereafter I worked for the Dutch Farmers Organization (LTO Noord) where I intermediated between water boards and farmers and motivated farmers to join sustainable soil and water management projects. Together with water boards we made programs to finance, adopt and monitor soil and water measures.
Nowadays I am very happy to work with students who develop their own perspective and role in international land and water management and guide them throughout their studies. Students with last names I to O are welcome to contact me with all study related questions.
I am Coen van der Steen and I started as study adviser BIL & MIL (names P-Z) in the summer of 2021. I did do the BIL program, followed up with MDR at WUR, graduating on climate change adaption processes and rainwater harvesting in rural Kenya. I have had the chance to work abroad working on salination in drainage in Egypt and building dams in Kenya. In the Netherlands I worked for local governments on sustainable energy and urban climate change adaptation and have coordinated an organic care farm. On the side, I have had the chance to teach at WUR; mostly on research design. I consider it a privilege to work with you and look forward to working together with you to make your studies a great experience.
My name is Maaike Breedveld, study adviser for BIL and MIL students with their last name starting with A to H. Having a background in Food and Social Sciences, I graduated at Wageningen University in Sociology of Development, Gender studies and Communication studies. During my studies I spent half a year in Ghana to do research among cocoa farmers. Over the years, I have worked as a communication officer, journalist and editor for different organisations in the domain of organic agriculture and education. Alongside editing work, I worked as a coach of student groups. I was doing communication work for the International Land and Water Management programme when I got this position as a study adviser in 2018. I am very enthusiastic about working with students and I am happy that this job enables me to use my skills and experience to the benefit of them.