Tycho Wassenaar works as interim secretary to the board at UNL. He focuses on coordinating the decision-making process within the association, including the future exploration of Higher Education & Science in his portfolio. He is also involved in SafeScience (WetenschapVeilig) as project leader.
Before joining the Universiteiten van Nederland, Tycho worked as an accreditation policy officer at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and as project leader orgainising a trip for administrators and board members as part of SURF’s ‘Customised Education’ programme. He previously served on the board of the Dutch National Student Association (ISO: Interstedelijk Studenten Overleg), where he was responsible for the group’s overall public affairs as well as accreditation and budgetary matters.
Tycho studied Sociology (Bachelor’s) at Utrecht University and subsequently completed a Research Master’s in Public Administration and Organisational Science. This latter is a joint programme of Utrecht University, Tilburg University, Erasmus University and VU University Amsterdam. During his studies, Tycho was actively involved in student representation initiatives and worked as a tutorial lecturer and junior researcher.