Dr. Jeanine Gregersen-Hermans is a researcher practitioner with more than 30 years of experience in Higher Education, holding various leadership positions. She currently serves as a member of the Supervisory Board of the Thomas More University of Applied Sciences (NL). Among a wide range of roles at various universities in Europe, Jeanine Gregersen – Hermans was Vice Principal and Pro-Vice Chancellor International at Glasgow Caledonian University (UK, director Marketing and Communication at Maastricht University (NL), and Secretary General of the European network UNICA (Brussels). In her career, she has led the development of educational partnerships with universities in China, India, Oman, and Malaysia. She has participated in several EU funded projects, most recently as a partner in the EQUiiP Project – Educational Quality at Universities for inclusive international Programmes (2016-2019). This EU projected resulted in a joint book publication with Karen M Lauridsen titled Internationalising Programmes in Higher Education: An Educational Development Perspective.

In 2019 Jeanine joined the research centre Sustainable International Business of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences (NL). Furthermore, since September 2020 she is affiliated faculty of the Center of Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) of the Universitat Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (It) Read her full curriculum here


I hold a PhD in Internationalisation of Higher Education, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy,  and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology, Radboud University, The Netherlands. Furthermore I completed the Top Management Programme provided by AdvanceHE, UK and the Online Certificate on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) provided by the UNESCO Earth Charter Education Centre (Costa Rica)

Areas of interest

In my research I focus on the topics of intercultural competence, internationalisation of higher education and the student experience. I am a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Studies in International Education (JSIE) since 2006.

Life-time membership European Association for International Education

I initiated the professional development programme of the European Association of International Education (EAIE) with the seminal CPD programme ‘Advising International Students’ (1997). Furthermore, I led on the development of various EAIE CPD courses ‘The International Campus, Marketing 101, and ‘Crisis Management, the International Dimension’. I am a senior trainer with the EAIE and served two terms as a member of the professional development committee. In addition, I served eight years as an elected member of the General Council of the EAIE.


In 2008 I received the Bo Gregersen Award for Best Practice for an innovative contribution to international education of the EAIE. In 2011 I received an Honorary Membership of the standing committee for internationalization of ICA, the European Association of Life Science universities.


I have been licensed as an administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) since 2002 and of the Global Competency Inventory (GCI) and the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES) since 2012 and Senior trainer European Association for International Education.