If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Personal information

Floris van Berckel Smit is a PhD Candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). He holds a MSc degree in Public Governance (Utrecht University, 2017) and a MA degree in Political History (VU, 2018). Floris incorporates social science insights into historical research. His research focuses on:

- the history and governance of higher education;

- the rise and impact of (new public) management;

- organizational change;

- applied history and the learning histories method;

- oral history.

His research is embedded in the research group of Political History of the VU and the Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent of Ghent University. He was a visiting scholar at Ghent University (2019-2020). Floris has participated in various projects in which he collaborated with historians, political scientists, educational scientists, public administration scholars, and management and organization scholars. In 2020 he received a NWO-grant to conduct research on the rise of New Public Management in Dutch and Flemish university governance (for more information about the project, see: https://universitygovernance.nl/).

Ancillary activities

No ancillary activities

Ancillary activities are updated daily


Dive into the research topics where Floris van Berckel Smit is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or