Margriet van der Sluis was born in Enschede, the Netherlands, at August 3, 1981. She graduated from Stedelijk Lyceum Kottenpark in 1999. From 1999-2005 she attended the University of Amsterdam where she majored in educational sciences. During her Master’s program, she studied for six months at the Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy. She graduated with a master thesis that analysed the policy problem of early school leaving by means of a historical policy analysis and a survey among experts.
During and after her study she worked for the Max Goote Expert Centre, a specialized research centre for vocational education. There she published several articles on administrative policies in vocational institutions. In 2006 Margriet got employed at the Dutch Inspectorate of Education, where she specialized further as a researcher in vocational education. Since that time, Margriet contributes to the annual research document of the Inspectorate, the state of education in the Netherlands, and the development of
supervision in the area of vocational education. In 2008 Margriet started her dissertation research at Maastricht University. Her research has been presented at various national and international conferences, among them the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) of 2011 in New Orleans and the biennial conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) of 2011 in Exeter. In January 2015 Margriet defended her thesis ‘The quality of vocational education’ which discusses the meaning of quality for students, teachers, employers and policy makers in vocational education. In her current job Margriet is senior educational consultant at BMC Advies.
Dr. Margriet van der Sluis is a researcher in educational sciences and since 2015 associated to the Governance LAB of TIAS School for Business & Society.