Stan Gielen new chair NWO with effect from January 2017

Published on June 3, 2016
Stan Gielen aanstaande voorzitter NWO
Photo: NWO/Manon Bruininga

Professor C.C.A.M. (Stan) Gielen will become chair of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) with effect from 1 January 2017. NWO is currently undergoing major changes. The governance and organisation will become more streamlined and coherent. This will put NWO in a better position to optimally realise its core tasks, funding of and innovation in Dutch scientific research and the management of eight national research institutes, both now and in the future. As of 1 September 2016 Stan Gielen will be involved as the future chair of the Executive Board in the further realisation of this organisational change.

Until 1 September 2016, Stan Gielen (1952) is Professor of Biophysics and Dean of the Faculty of Science at Radboud University in Nijmegen. He is an internationally renowned researcher with a track record of multidisciplinary collaboration, from biology and computer science to cognitive sciences. He has supervised more than 60 PhD students, has wide-ranging management experience, and during his period as dean he has proven himself to be a person who actively seeks to make connections. For example, as co-founder of a spin-off company, Stan Gielen has demonstrated his ability to connect research with society.

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