Dr. Frans Spierings

    Professor Growing Up in the City

    Frans Spierings is a Professor at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences in the field of Growing up in the City and Dean of the Research Centre Urban Talent.

    Frans Spierings obtained his PhD from Erasmus University in 1996 as a sociologist and methodologist of social scientific research. He wrote the dissertation ‘Using one’s own strength - an investigation into the daily lives of guest house dwellers’ (Op eigen kracht - een onderzoek naar het dagelijks leven van logementbewoners). In total, Frans Spierings wrote more than 15 books and 90 articles in books and magazines.

    Other activities

    • Complaints Committee Youth Protection Rotterdam Rijnmond, chairman
    • Member of the scientific council National Platform Lecturers Social Work (Platform Lectoren Sociaal Werk)
    • Board of Management Foundation Chair Learning Environment and Careers, Professor Dr M. Kuijpers at the Open University
    • Evaluator of ZonMW project proposals
    • Chairman Rotterdam Mentorstad
    • Member of the Platform Professors Social Work (Platform Lectoren Sociaal Werk)


    By Dr. Frans Spierings


    By Dr. Frans Spierings