Our programme was called re-focusing sustainable best practice in higher education management: the case for Ghana and The Netherlands. Dutch Academic Services cooperated with ICLON. The programme was well organised at short notice. We required a good balance between practice and theory of modern university management and leadership. The lectures were of good practice. They applied much of the knowledge to bring about increased efficiency in higher education,we visited key institutions such as the Council of Universities and Applied Science Universities. We also got a insiders view in the planning and control cycle as well as student registration. Dutch Academic Services offered us a wonderful experience.
My educational visit to the Netherlands in 2014 was quite a successful event. Marc was a Program leader during my internship, and I think his ability of an excellent organizer and supervisor became a passport to the success of the whole arrangement. I am inspired with his talent of managing things brilliantly. He sees the goal clearly and does everything depending on him to succeed. This internship was a big step forward for me professionally and personally.
‘To me, his main quality is his sincerity. If one wants a solid administrative structure, it often takes long and hard work; Marc van den Muijzenberg will bring that to his clients straight forward. He doesn’t pretend things to be easier than they actually are. He is truly a man of the content. His efforts are thorough and he is driven to leave something behind. He is also used to working with people from different cultures, which enables him to understand differences and to adjust effortlessly. Yet he always keeps an objective eye.’
After winning the tender, Marc van den Muyzenberg came to Ukraine. He arrived very well prepared and showed a clear vision on what could be achieved. Also notable were his flexibility and his willingness to think with us. Together we identified six main topics to focus on, among which leadership, human resource management and time management. We also added ethics to the list, for example the fight against corruption. This was not something we planned, but a suggestion Mr. Van den Muyzenberg came up with, one we appreciated. He also suggested options for funding in the EU. So he didn’t just train the professionals, he also trained the staff of our school – and that was not part of the tender.’
How does one select top public executives? How does one deal with high potentials in the public sector? For that kind of questions he is the right man. Not only is he a good teacher of knowledge and skills, he is also able to hold the ideal perspective against the practical possibilities of a particular country. He thus helps organizations to make strategic choices.’
‘Having worked with Marc van den Muyzenberg on several projects in the Netherlands and the Arab region, I am confident that he has what it takes to connect two different approaches towards the public sector and create a new vision in intense training and exchange programs that benefits all participants.’
The Netherlands has been in the forefront of innovation and competitiveness for centuries, it hosts a dense and interconnected network of academia, knowledge centres, enterprises and educational institutions.
The OESO and WEF herald the Dutch business environment for its enduring performance and innovation. Its educational institutions have high positions on various international rankings.
Dutch Academic Services provides learning and development programmes within the following fields of excellence, inter alia, but not exclusively: (international) governance, security, logistics and high-tech research in: agriculture, water management and design.
Visiting The Netherlands – Minister of Education Culture and Science
Netherlands is known for its efficient and high quality education, reflected on the OECD educational rankings and the position of its research universities on the international lists for best universities. Due to its historical international orientation the Netherlands is a multi-ethnic society, making it easier to participate in daily life after class hours. Finally the […]Read more
Re-focusing sustainable best practice in higher education management – Ghana and The Netherlands
Ghana is one of the African mid- income countries that is currently upgrading its higher education. In the next years technicons and universities are required to carry through reforms supporting quality and managerial structures. Dutch Academic Services was invited by Leiden University ICLON institute for graduate teaching to develop and organise the programme for Universities […]Read more
Leiden Summer School
The Leiden Summer School is organised for professionals who want to learn how to apply a Blended Learning method in their educational practice Our Training In Blended Learning face to face class sessions are alternated by activities of students and teachers in an online learning environment. During three weeks the Leiden Summer School will offer […]Read more
The Mobile Educator in ‘Leidsch Dagblad’
Saturday the 27th of February ‘Leidsch Dagblad’ published an interview with Marc van den Muijzenberg about The Mobile Educator. This new initiative wants to focus its attention on Syrian refugees with an educational background, who have been professionals in Syria and who deserve a change in The Netherlands. The Mobile Educator wants to show Syrian teachers some […]Read more
Development Plan for Cadastral Training and Education Centre in Azerbaijan
The World Bank commissioned DACS to design the Development Plan (DP) for the Training and Education Centre (TEC) of the State Committee on Property Issue’s (SCPI): the Cadastre in Azerbadaijan. An external and internal assessment of the TEC based on the Performance Improvement Model (PIM) has been carried out. The DP presents three different sequential […]Read more
Dutch Public Sector Reform Experience Presented in Zagreb, Croatia
Under the auspices of the Ministry of Public Administration (MOPA) , The EU Commission and the National School of Public Administration (DSJU) a one day high level conference on Public Administration Reform- Perspectives and Challenges was held in Zagreb. DACS shared experiences on how central government in The Netherlands is rationalising its business operations and […]Read more
Roos van Gent, project manager, presented a Dutch Academic Services and Leiden University supported study on the performance and challenges of the Dutch Governance Industry
“Governance Industry” refers to Dutch organizations active in the field of public institution and capacity building abroad. The survey shows that Dutch good governance and rule of law is seen as one of the Netherlands soft power resources, reflected in the worldwide popularity of the Polder Model. Hence it is not surprising that organizations compiling the […]Read more