Erna Ruijer is assistant professor at the Utrecht University School of Governance (USG). She worked as a researcher in the multidisciplinary EU Horizon 2020 project ROUTE-TO-PA. In this three your project she worked with 12 partners from 6 different countries. Her research activities focus on the re-use of open data for public problems, data and social equity, and data collaboratives. Erna teaches in the bachelor and master program.

Erna obtained her Ph.D. in Public policy and Administration at the Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA.

Before returning to academia Erna worked as a policy maker for the city of Amsterdam and as a consultant at a firm specialized in government communication.