The school and faculty offer the most open and encouraging atmosphere for not only a great education opportunity but also the foundation to set one up for lifelong pursuit in knowledge and humanity
Name: Jie Zhang
Organization: Gartner Inc.
Position: Senior Director, Analyst
Study at ISS: MA - Population and Development Programme
Year of graduation: 1994
How did the study contribute to your career?
The study exposed me the very first time to a collaborative and critical thinking style of education. It eventually led me to my current job – an analyst in technology research and advisory for a global organization.
The diversified environment at ISS, with my classmates from all over the world and the unmatched open-mindedness and encouragement from my professors and advisors, is ultimately valuable for me to become an international citizen and enjoy the life style it brings.
Would you recommend ISS to others interested in studying Development Studies?
Absolutely. ISS is a unique academic institution located in a beautiful city. The school and faculty offer the most open and encouraging atmosphere for not only a great education opportunity but also the foundation to set one up for lifelong pursuit in knowledge and humanity.
What was your overall experience at ISS?
The knowledge I gained at ISS from the professors and my classmates is one of the most treasured assets I have. The experience is undoubtedly a celebrating milestone in my education and my life. I have vivid memories of biking to school in beautiful Den Haag passing the International Peace Court daily.