Willem Beks, BA

Visiting Scholar


Willem Beks is a visiting scholar with the Media Governance and Industries Research Lab at the Department of Communication as part of a collaborative master thesis project between the University of Vienna and the University of Copenhagen (DK), focusing on the interaction between international media, political communication and cognitive science.

He obtained his bachelor degree with distinction from Tilburg University (NL), focusing on Communication -and Information Sciences. Currently, he is pursuing his master degree in Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen (DK). During his career, he has also attended the University of Waterloo (CA), and Brown University (US) as a visiting scholar.

Aside from the academics, he has sat on the board of two international organisations (AIESEC Tilburg, I*ESN Tilburg), supervised the communication of the E.U. wide SocialErasmus project, and visited the Kingdom of the Netherlands Embassy to Norway and Iceland as an intern.