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Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway is a research fellow at TU/e innovation Space, working on innovations in higher education related to challenge-based learning (CBL) and entrepreneurship. She has extensive teaching and research experience, and has led several initiatives related to academic adoption of innovative teaching approaches and professionalisation of teaching in higher education. 

Academic background

After undergraduate studies in mathematics and astronomy, Jasmina completed her PhD in Australia in astrophysics, specialising in radio observations of supernova remnants and molecular clouds. She held postdoctoral fellowships at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, extending her expertise to X-ray and gamma-ray wavelengths. She worked at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) from 2008 until 2020, and through her teaching practice, she became passionate about learner-centred and evidence-based teaching practices. She joined TU/e in 2021 to work on Comenius project related to challenge-based learning. 


Jasmina is an experienced science communicator and has appeared in numerous TV and radio shows. She enjoys organising outreach events which combine art and science. She co-designed a MOOC “How to Survive on Mars - Science behind the human exploration of Mars”, which has been taken by over 15,000 learners. She is passionate about supporting student initiatives, and was an academic supervisor for the Monash Nova rover team, the first southern hemisphere student team to qualify for the University Rover Challenge. 

Jasmina actively works on building capacity in others and has initiated various programs related to supporting women in STEMM.  She is currently one of the mentors for the UNOOSA Space4Women network.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

Astronomy, astrophysics, Doctor, University of Sydney

1 May 1998Aug 2001

External positions

Adjunct senior research fellow, Monash University

1 Jan 2021 → …


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