Erik van den Berg, Ph.D. is Senior Policy Adviser Internationalisation at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. He is responsible for the AUAS internationalisation strategy and building the Urban Research and Education Knowledge Alliance (www.ureka.eu). He is also working on international aspects of applied research policy. Erik is an experienced higher education professional in the fields of internationalisation, strategy and research policy and has been working at the Tinbergen Institute and at the Fulbright Center as director of advising. An historian by training, Erik has also extensive academic teaching and research experience with a focus on US politics, history and culture. He holds a Ph.D. in History from Leiden University in The Netherlands.