Hans de Bruin
As lector of Expertise and Valorization Management, Hans deals almost daily with the question: How can we use each other's expertise in such a way that together we do the right things? I work on a wide range of topics, environmental management, energy transition, mobility, but also for issues related to dementia or cancer.
Students are introduced to the scientific approach of systems thinking. Three competencies are important here: conceptual thinking, critical reflection and connecting. With these competencies, they can become change facilitators.
They do this together, using content and exercises. They learn to question each other: What is your goal and what are your assumptions? In this way, they discover that people have different worldviews, assumptions and beliefs. What steps can you ultimately take that are arguably desirable and culturally feasible? The theory used for this is the social theory of a sustainable society.
Hans graduated as a computer scientist from TU Delft in 1987 and received his PhD from Erasmus University in Rotterdam in 1995.
In addition to my work at research universities and at HZ, I have gained experience as a software engineer and consultant in business.