dr. A. (Anastasia) Kurysheva

dr. A. (Anastasia) Kurysheva

Junior Researcher
dr. A. (Anastasia) Kurysheva
  • Master Degree Course Biomedical Sciences



Research work:

As a postdoctoral researcher, Anastasia combines her expertise in educational studies, psychological assessment, and statistics, to investigate questions related to higher education. During her doctoral studies, her main focus was on selective admisisons to graduate programs in the life and natural sciences. In her postdoc period, she has expanded her research to include topics such as the evaluation of research skills, diversity and inclusion, peer feedback in educaiton and academia, and open science principles.

Anastasia collaborates with a team of life scientists, administrators, teachers, and policy makers to better implement educaitonal policies. 

Policy work

-developing guidelines for selective admissions to various undergradaute and graduate programmes (including a medical programme), on both university and national levels, 

-testing innovative methods of admissions to the Utrecht University Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS) and providing advice on the number of applicants to be addmited to the GSLS,

-coordinating the "Buddy Programme" for international students, 

-running a podcast series "Radio Life Sciences" | Spotify ( and Apple Podcasts (

-being a leading editor of the newsletter for the PhD programme "Life Sciences Education research" 

Educational tasks

-serves as a co-director of the Utrecht summer school course "Reviewing Internationalisation: Open to Global Change?" in 2023.

-coordinates an elective master's course "English for academic purposes"  

-contributes to the development of the digital programme "Life Sciences and Society", which includes several educational modules

Fellowship and Awards

  • Utrecht University Excellence Scholarship
  • The First Qualification Category as a pedagogue-psychologist
  • Certificate of honor for excellence in academic performance 
  • a Merit Scholarship

Research Output (5)

Once the best student always the best student? Predicting graduate study success using undergraduate academic indicators: Evidence from research masters’ programs in the Netherlands

Kurysheva Anastasia, Koning Nivard, Fox Christine, van Rijen HVM, Dilaver Gönül 27 Jul 2022, In: International Journal of Selection and Assessment. 30 , p. 579-595 17 p.

Potential and Unique Incremental Value of Signal Detection Theory Analyses in Higher Education::An Example from Selective Graduate Admissions

Kurysheva Anastasia, van Ooijen-van der Linden Linda, van der Smagt Maarten, Dilaver Gönül Nov 2021, In: Frontiers in Education. 7 , p. 1-12

How do admission committees select? Do applicants know how they select? Selection Criteria and Transparency at a Dutch University.

Kurysheva Anastasia, van Rijen HVM, Dilaver G Dec 2019, In: Tertiary Education and Management volume. 25 , p. 367–388 22 p.

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