Dr. Stefan de Jong is a researcher at CWTS. Stefan obtained a BSc in Cell Biology from Wageningen University and an MSc in Innovation Studies from Utrecht University. Stefan worked as researcher at the Rathenau Insituut, studying societal impact and evaluation of academic research. As an external PhD student of CWTS he wrote a dissertation on the relationship between Dutch impact policies and academic impact practices: ‘Engaging scientists: organising valorization in the Netherlands’ (successfully defended in 2015).
Stefan’s research interests are the relationship between science policy and academic research, focusing on societal impact and evaluation of academic research. Stefan has published both scientific and policy papers on these topics and is co-author of E-Publication ‘Valorisation: researchers do more than they realize’. Also, he is involved in the Dutch national debate about broader impacts through opinion pieces in national newspapers and social media.
His current main position is grant adviser at Luris, the knowledge exchange office of Leiden University in the Netherlands. At Leiden University, he supports researchers in the social sciences and humanities in developing collaborative projects aimed at collaborating with and having impact on society. Stefan regularly hosts impact (intern) national workshops for researchers and academic support staff.