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Dr. Toby Witte

Professor Youth at Risk

Toby Witte has been working as a professor in Youth at Risk at the Research Centre Urban Talent at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences since 1 October 2011. He is also a member of the Platform Lecturers Social Work (Platform Lectoren Sociaal Werk).

In the area of metropolitan issues, Toby Witte conducts research, publishes and teaches on governance of the welfare sector (including transformation and transition Social Support Act), young people and violence, participation, social investment, Muslim youth, early school leaving and professionalisation of care & welfare. Toby Witte explicitly strives to translate practical research and innovation into (higher) education and to link it to practice and policy. 

Other activities

  • Member of Core Team national consultation workshops social domain
  • Member of Presidium Lecturers Platform Care and Welfare
  • Member of Platform Lecturers Social Work that meets 3 times a year, organises a conference and exchanges knowledge. The platform is currently developing a vision on the new social professional
  • Member of national consultation strengthening social work
  • Assessor Educational Theory Master graduations


By Dr. Toby Witte


By Dr. Toby Witte