You have got to shoot, otherwise you can’t score

Johan Cruyff

Yuri Martens

Job summary/responsibilities

My role at Studyportals is to setup new relationships with Universities in the DACH and BeNeLux region and maintaining these relationships. I consult these Universities on the best way to recruit international students.

General introduction/background

I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and have a background in business development helping international news media with business intelligence solutions. Before joining Studyportals I co-founded a startup which I still work for part-time. 

Key challenge

One of my key challenges is to convince Universities to prepare for the future with regards to student recruitment. I firmly believe that the Universities that are well prepared for the future will prevail and the ones that don’t will eventually miss the boat.

Personal Goal

Helping Universities find the best way to get to their ideal Student population.

Favourite Studyportals element/experience

I love the Studyportals mission: to make study choice transparent, globally. By working on our mission, we bring together students and universities all over the world. Win Win.

Favourite activities

Spending time with my family, having a drink with friends, playing/watching football, reading about new technologies (like blockchain).