Prof. Dr. Rian Drogendijk

Professor of International Business at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen


About Rian Drogendijk

Rian Drogendijk is a professor of International Business at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen. Her research interests include the internationalization strategies of companies, strategic renewal and corporate entrepreneurship in multinationals, and concepts and measurements of culture and distance in an international perspective.

She has been President of the European International Business Academy, and is currently active in the leadership of the Global Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society.

As Director of Graduate Studies, she is responsible for the graduate education (research master and doctoral programme) in economics and business at the University of Groningen.

The graduate school offers a high quality research master and PhD programme. Currently more than 150 PhD students are enrolled. In our school we have more than 20 nationalities, including PhD students from South-American countries.

About the University of Groningen

The University of Groningen (UG,, founded 1614) is one of the largest comprehensive research universities in the Netherlands with about 35 thousand bachelor & master students and more than two thousand PhD candidates. In recent years, UG has consistently ranked among the Top-100 of the world’s best universities (ARWU Shanghai & THE World University). UG has a broad offer of teaching and research programs at eleven faculties, ranging from Health Sciences, Life Sciences, and Science & Technology to the Social Sciences & Humanities.

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The school is looking for applicants in all fields of Economics & Business including Energy and Health.