Peter Van Petegem is full professor in Education Sciences in the Faculty of Social Sciences. He is the founder of the Edubron research group ( 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 environmental education and education for sustainable development. He was or is principal investigator of international comparative studies like TALIS (OECD) and TIMSS (IEA).