Peter Van Petegem is teacher in sciences and holds a Ph.D in educational sciences (received at the University of Ghent). He is full professor at the Department of Training and Educational Sciences of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Antwerp. In 2018-2019, he was a visiting professor and researcher at NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, and since 2020 he is part-time research professor at this university.
Peter Van Petegem is a founder and member of the Edubron research group https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/research-groups/edubron/). He is interested in evaluation research, mainly at macro level (education policies) and meso level (educational innovation, school policies, quality assurance). He also has a special interest in gifted education, STEM-education (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). He is the principal investigator of the international comparative mathematics and sciences study TIMSS2019. He is an expert in instrument development (e.g. validation) and quantitative data analyses. He has thorough experience with guiding PhD students; 19 PhD students received their doctoral degree under his supervision.
Peter has published in a range of national and international journals and books with over 100 ISI-indexed journal papers. Peter Van Petegem is Editor-in-Chief of Studies in Educational Evaluation (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0191491X).