Hacer Tercanli M.Sc.

Münster School of Business

Johann-Krane-Weg 23, 48149 Münster, Room: 3rd floor

Tel: +49 251 83-65596


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Short bio

Hacer Tercanli (MA, MSc) works as a Research Associate at Science-to-Business Marketing Research Center, School of Business at Münster University of Applied Sciences and pursues a joint doctorate study at the Centre for Higher Education Policies (CHEPS), University of Twente. Her research activities mainly focus on organisational transformation in universities in the face of grand societal challenges, and university-based boundary organisations, such as living labs, that mediate this change. Next to her academic work, Hacer is involved in business development in S2BMRC, mobilising the team's expertise, passion and interests around the common vision of the organisation, and helping expand the centre's internal and external networks for new projects and knowledge partnerships. Hacer has taken up various roles during her posts in Europe and the US, as an instructor, academic coordinator and European projects manager.


Project Manager, Research Associate

Home country


PhD topic

Hybrid management in university-based boundary organisations

Partner university for the PhD

University of Twente

Expected year of graduation


Coordinating projects

Digital Citizen Science: Network, transfOrm, groW (Citizen Science NOW) - Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership, 2022-2023

Creativity through game-based learning at higher education (UNLOCK) - Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances, 2019-2022


Fulbright Masters scholarship

Erasmus Mundus Masters scholarship

Memberships & associations


Germany Reallabor Network

Triple Helix Association

European Citizen Science Association

Alumni associations:

Fulbright Alumni Association

Erasmus Mundus Association

Curriculum Vitae:

Work experience: 10+

  • 2014-2016 - MSc in Research and Innovation in Higher Education, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences & Danube University Krems
  • 2008-2010 - MA in Applied Linguistics, California State University, Fresno
  • 2001-2006 - BA in English, Ataturk University

Hacer is interested in innovation in higher education, organisational transformation and change, collaborative governance, sustainability labs, citizen social science.


  1. Tercanli, H., & Jongbloed, B. (2022). A Systematic Review of the Literature on Living Labs in Higher Education Institutions: Potentials and Constraints. Sustainability14(19), 12234. MDPI AG. Link
  2. Tercanli, H., Martina, R., Ferreira Dias, M., Wakkee, I., Reuter, J., Amorim, M., ... & Gutiérrez Pérez, J. (2021). Educational escape rooms in practice: research, experiences, and recommendations. Link
  3. Avramović, A., Clark, D., Tercanli, H., & Husen, M. G. (2018). Higher education research-policy-practice nexus-Canada and UK case studies. Working Papers in Higher Education Studies3.
  4. Wannemacher, K., Jungermann, I., Scholz, J., Tercanli, H., & von Villiez, A. (2016). Digitale Lernszenarien im Hochschulbereich. Link
  5. Master's Thesis (2016): Turkish-German Joint Degree Programs: Institutional Perspectives on Sustainability. Link
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