Zuyd Onderzoek: Lectoraten
Onderzoek van Zuyd

Global Minds @ Work

In an interconnected world, young professionals are faced with serious complex technological, social and environmental transitions that require immediate action within and across borders. In order to make sure that they are ready and able to face these challenges on a local, (EU) regional, (inter)national and intercultural professional level, it is imperative that they develop their global competences.

Global Minds at Work wants to support and foster the development of young professionals’ global competence by means of

  1. innovative, interdisciplinary, applied research and education
  2. translating (valorising) this into real-world applications in education and professional domains and
  3. by engaging a wide variety of stakeholders from different disciplines.

Global Minds at Work is the go-to center of expertise for global and intercultural competence for Zuyd UAS and our professional network.

You can find information about the projects of the research centre on this website.

  • About the lector and the team

    Ankie Hoefnagels

    I was born and raised in Heerlen, the Netherlands. I studied English and Literary Studies (Master of Arts, Utrecht University) and Management Studies (PhD, Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University). In 2018, I became research director at Hotel Management School Maastricht, where I am part of the management team. Since 2020, I am chair of the Research Center Global Minds at Work (Zuyd University of applied sciences). My research within the center focuses on the development of the intercultural and global competence of young professionals. My professional interest and expertise in global competence are inspired by the effects of globalization on hospitality and tourism service that I experienced in my career in hospitality education. Next to developing research and education projects with peers, and in co-creation with industry partners, I am passionate about teaching and training.

    It is the goal  of Global Minds at Work to contribute to research, education and society and foster the hearts and minds of young professionals so that they become global minds who are knowledgeable about the local and the global, understand and appreciate the perspectives of others, engage with people from diverse backgrounds, and are willing to take action for the wellbeing of our planet.

    Research members

    • Joris Boonen
    • Isabelle Grosch  
    • Hilde Hanegreefs
    • Marlene van Heel- Bradbury 
    • Tom Kuypers    
    • Martine Prins    
    • Sandra Valkenburg
    • Lyvie Schoenmakers   
Global Minds @ Work
Lyvie Schoenmaeckers (secretary)
Bethlehemweg 2
NL-6222 BM Maastricht