Lisa Nieth

Policies and Interventions

RUNIN research:

Lisa’s research focuses on the role of higher education institutions (HEIs) in regional collaboration and explores the ways that HEIs participate in the formulation and implementation of regional strategies. She aims to analyse how policies can accommodate particular characteristics of HEIs to improve collaboration in regions. The overall goal is to understand why HEIs can be complicated partners in regional development and what kind of policies are needed to make universities better partners.

Host institution

Regio Twente

Secondment institution

Universidade de Aveiro & University of Lincoln

Supervisory team


Lisa graduated in 2013 from the University of Passau (Germany) and the University of Stirling (UK) where she followed a double degree Masters programme in International Cultural and Business Studies. After that, Lisa worked in project management and consultancy with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, regional development, and public policies at the German-Chilean Chamber of Commerce (2014-2017). She is a multilingual, energetic bridge-builder and critical thinker as well as a proactive and creative researcher. Next to her academic work, Lisa has been working as an United Nations Online Volunteer for the Jamaican NGO “RESET Caribbean Foundation” since 2016.