Voorzitter College van Bestuur
September 6 is approaching rapidly. In the past few months, I have had an opportunity to dive deep into the world of digital futures. In preparing for my opening address to introduce ms Neelie Kroes, Eurocommissioner for digitization, I have come across countless examples of how the future of technology will impact on universities, research, [...]
The weekly meeting of the Executive Board usually has many highlights, but today’s high point is especially worth mentioning here. RSM researchers Gabriele Jacobs and Roel van den Berg presented their multi-disciplinary study into comparative police studies in the EU, “Composite”. This study is remarkable in many ways. Firstly, because it won a 1,6m euro research grant for [...]
I read an interesting article in THE (Times Higher Education) about charitable contributions. The argument, stemming from a long tradition in the US, was that university executives should be obliged to bring in philantropic income equal to three times their salaries every year. The example set by university administrators is argued to be crucial to [...]
Having been back for a couple of weeks now, I have noticed how different a university campus looks in summertime. The pace is more relaxed, meetings have been reduced to a bare minimum and there is more time for reading, writing and reflexion. I can even sneak in a few minutes to play the piano in the [...]
Pauline van der Meer Mohr is president of the Executive Board and is responsible for general administrative matters, such as the relationship with the Board of Trustees and the University Council. She focuses on the strategic policy, international affairs and external contacts, including the Rotterdam region, industry and other knowledge institutions.