Speaker Dr. Wil BEKKERING
Dr. Wil Bekkering has a background in education sciences, specializing in didactics and curriculum development. She previously worked as an international consultant, held a position as director of an international department in a consultancy bureau and also worked for several years as a teacher in the Netherlands and Mozambique.
Since 2006, Wil Bekkering carries final responsibility for education programs in CAH Vilentum (Dronten and Almere locations), in close cooperation with program directors. The development of new programs, quality management and internationalization are her specific areas of responsibility as a member of the Board. In addition to her overall duties in the Board of Directors, Wil Bekkering is responsible for the further development of the new university location in Almere. While Dronten focuses on agriculture and agribusiness, the location in Almere is dedicated to the application of green knowledge in an urban area and offers study programs in biology, food & health, green urban development, sustainable business administration and geo, media & design.
In Almere, CAH Vilentum cooperates closely with the Municipality of Almere who is preparing the next World Expo on Horticulture: Floriade. The Floriade will take place in 2022 but it already creates numerous opportunities for student projects, research and relevant network among stakeholders. “Feeding the city” will be the overall theme of the Floriade and Wil Bekkering has taken on the challenge of connecting the university’s activities to the Floriade.