Since his retirement in 2011, Martin van Bruinessen no longer teaches regular courses at Utrecht University.
He was a guest professor at various foreign universities, where he taught the following courses:
'Islamic Reform in South and Southeast Asia'
Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Aga Khan Uinversity, London (Autumn semester, 2011-12)
'Social History of the Kurds'
MA program, Department of History, Istanbul Bilgi Uinversity, Turkey
(Spring Semester 2014)
'Comparing the Dynamics of Islam in Turkey and Indonesia'
MA program, Center for Religious and Cross-Cultural Studies, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
(Intercession semester, June-July 2014)