Nienke Ruijs is a researcher at the Education Lab Netherlands. Her research areas are ‘equal opportunities’ and ‘ICT and innovation&’. Nienke is also a researcher at the Department of Knowledge of the Dutch Inspectorate of Education. Within the Inspectorate of Education, Nienke works for the State of Education (de Staat van het Onderwijs) and the multi-year theme on students with an extra need for support. Nienke has a multidisciplinary background: she obtained a PhD as an educational economist, a Research Master’s degree in Educational Sciences and a Master’s degree in Clinical Developmental Psychology.