Corvers, Ron

Ron Cörvers is the Scientific director of the Maastricht Sustainability Institute (formerly known as ICIS), the sustainability institute at Maastricht University. He is the Associate Professor for Governance of Sustainable Development and project owner of Sustainable Education in the Sustainable UM2030 program. He is the programme director for "Fair and Smart Data Spearhead". Next to his management tasks, he is involved in research, teaching, and supervision of Master’s and PhD students. His research focuses on governance for sustainable development; urban, local and regional sustainable development; and learning for sustainable development.


Expertise

  • Research (international, European, local)
  • Education (BSc, MSc, PhD level, f2f, online and distance education)
  • Management

Career History

2013 - Scientific director Maastricht Sustainability Institute (formely known as ICIS), Maastricht University

2011 - 2019 Programme director MSc. programme Sustainability Science, Policy and Society, Maastricht University

2007 - Associate Professor Governance and Sustainable Development, ICIS, Maastricht University

2002 - 2011 Associate Professor Environmental Policy, School of Science, Open University

1991 - 2001 Assistant Professor Environmental Policy, School of Science, Open University


Publications

  • Rijkens - Klomp, N., & Cörvers, R. (2018). De betekenis van participatieve toekomstverkenningen voor strategisch beleid: lessen uit de lokale praktijk. Bestuurswetenschappen, 72(4), 28-46. https://doi.org/10.5553/Bw/016571942018072004003
  • Offermans, A., Cörvers, R., & de Kraker, J. (2016). Diversity of student perspectives on sustainable development as a feature of a competence-based learning environment. In R. Cörvers, J. de Kraker, R. Kemp, P. Martens, & H. van Lente (Eds.), Sustainable Development Research at ICIS: Taking stock and looking ahead (pp. 249-260). Datawyse / Universitaire Pers Maastricht.
  • Cörvers, R., Wiek, A., de Kraker, J., Lang, D., & Martens, P. (2016). Problem-Based and Project-Based Learning for Sustainable Development. In H. Heinrichs, P. Martens, G. Michelsen, & A. W. (Eds.), Sustainability Science: An Introduction (pp. 349-358). Springer.
  • Cörvers, R., & de Kraker, J. (2016). Research for sustainable development at ICIS: Taking stock and looking ahead. In R. Cörvers, J. de Kraker, R. Kemp, P. Martens, & H. van Lente (Eds.), Sustainable Development Research at ICIS: Taking stock and looking ahead (pp. 409-416). Datawyse / Universitaire Pers Maastricht.
  • Cörvers, R., de Kraker, J., Kemp, R., Martens, P., & van Lente, H. (2016). Sustainable development research at ICIS. In R. Cörvers, J. de Kraker, R. Kemp, P. Martens, & H. van Lente (Eds.), Sustainable Development Research at ICIS: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead (pp. 11-20). Datawyse / Universitaire Pers Maastricht.
  • Cörvers, R., de Kraker, J., Kemp, R., Martens, P., & van Lente, H. (Eds.) (2016). Sustainable Development Research at ICIS: Taking stock and looking ahaed. Datawyse / Universitaire Pers Maastricht. https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/institutes/icis/sustainable-development-research-icis-%E2%80%93-taking-stock-and-looking-ahead
  • de Kraker, J., Cörvers, R., Scholl, C., & van Wanroij, T. (2016). Urban labs - a new approach in the governance of sustainable urban development. In R. Cörvers, J. de Kraker, R. Kemp, P. Martens, & H. van Lente (Eds.), Sustainable Development Research at ICIS: Taking stock and looking ahead (pp. 335-346). Datawyse / Universitaire Pers Maastricht.
  • Pekdemir, C., Glasbergen, P., & Cörvers, R. (2015). On the transformative capacity of private fair labour arrangements. In Global Governance of Labour Rights: Assessing the Effectiveness of Transnational Public and Private Policy Initiatives (pp. 209-229). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781784711467.00016
  • Astuti, E, S., Offermans, A., Kemp, R., & Cörvers, R. (2015). The Impact of Coffee Certification on the Economic Performance of Indonesian Actors. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, 12(2), 1-16.
  • De Kraker, J., Cörvers, R. J. M., & Lansu, A. (2014). E-learning for sustainable development: linking virtual mobility and transboundary competence. In U. M. Azeiteiro, W. Leal Filho, & S. Caeiro (Eds.), E-learning and sustainability Peter Lang GmbH.
  • De Kraker, J., & Cörvers, R. J. M. (2014). European Virtual Seminar on Sustainable Development: international, multi-disciplinary learning in an online social network. In U. M. Azeiteiro, W. Leal Filho, & S. Caeiro (Eds.), E-learning and sustainability Peter Lang GmbH.
  • Cörvers, R. J. M. (2014). Global Trends and Sustainability Research. In Beyond Borders - Global Sustain Yearbook 2013/14 (pp. 60-61). Global Sustain.
  • Offermans, A., & Cörvers, R. J. M. (2014). Hebben Indonesische boeren profijt van koffie- en palmoliecertificering? Milieu : opinieblad van de Vereniging van Milieuprofessionals, December 2014(8), 16-18.
  • De Kraker, J., Kuys, S., Cörvers, R. J. M., & Offermans, A. (2014). Internet public opinion on climate change: a world views analysis of online reader comments. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, 6(1), 19-33. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCCSM-09-2013-0109
  • de Kraker, J., Cörvers, R., Valkering, P. J., Hermans, M., & Rikers, J. (2013). Learning for sustainable regional development: towards learning networks 2.0? Journal of Cleaner Production, 49, 114-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.11.019
  • Hegger, D., De Boer, Y., Offermans, A., Merkx, F., Dieperink, C., Kemp, R., Van Lente, H., & Cörvers, R. J. M. (2013). Kenniscocreatie - naar productieve samenwerking tussen wetenschappers en beleidsmakers. Datawyse / Universitaire Pers Maastricht.
  • Kuys, S., De Kraker, J., Cörvers, R. J. M., & Offermans, A. (2013). Op internet voeren klimaatsceptici de boventoon. Milieu : opinieblad van de Vereniging van Milieuprofessionals, februari, 25-26.
  • Offermans, A., & Cörvers, R. (2012). Learning from the past; changing perspectives on river management in the Netherlands. Environmental Science & Policy, 15(1), 13-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2011.10.003
  • de Kraker, J., Cörvers, R., Valkering, P., Hermans, M., & Ruelle, C. (2011). Potential of social software to support Learning Networks for Sustainable Development. In A. Barton, & J. Dlouhá (Eds.), Multi-Actor Learning for Sustainable Regional Development in Europe: A Handbook of Best Practice (pp. 124-143). Grosvenor House Publishing.
  • Cörvers, R., Lamers, M., & Beumer, C. (2010). Duurzaamheidsonderwijs, een tussenbalans. Milieu : opinieblad van de Vereniging van Milieuprofessionals, 16(6), 21-25.
  • Rusman, E., van Bruggen, J., Cörvers, R., Sloep, P., & Koper, R. (2009). From pattern to practice: evaluation of a design pattern fostering trust in Virtual teams. Computers in Human Behavior, 25(5), 1010-1019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2009.01.002
  • Cörvers, R., Lamers, M., & Beumer, C. (2009). Nu leren voor later: Een verkennende studie naar duurzame ontwikkeling in het onderwijs in Limburg. Universiteit Maastricht, ICIS.
  • Cörvers, R. J. M., & de Kraker, J. (2009). Virtual Campus Development oon the Bais of Subsidiarity: The EVS Approach. In M. Stansfield, & T. Connoloy (Eds.), Institutional Transformation through Best Practices in Virtual Campus Development (pp. 179-197). Information Science Reference/IGI Global.
  • Cörvers, R. J. M. (2009). Vulnerable to Flooding? Nature Development and 'Room for the River': a Governance Perspective. In U. Fra Paleo (Ed.), Building safer communities. Risk governance spatial planning, and responses to natural hazards IOS Press.
  • van Zeijl-Rozema, A., Cörvers, R., Kemp, R., & Martens, P. (2008). Governance for sustainable development: a framework. Sustainable Development, 16(6), 410-421. https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.367
  • Valkering, P., Cörvers, R., Offermans, A., & Haasnoot, M. (2008). Perspectievenbenadering voor waterbeheer op lange termijn. (14/15 ed.) H2O Tijdschrift voor watervoorziening en waterbeheer.