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The news of the day is the appointment of Jan Peter Balkenende, former prime minister, as professor in the new chair of Governance, Institutions and Internationalisation. I am very pleased that we were able to attract this high calibre new member of our faculty. I expect that professor Balkenende’s lectures will be highly rated, having seen him [...]
My blog has been a little quiet of late. I have been away on a business trip to Kyoto, Japan. Japan remains an intriguing country in many ways. When I last visited Japan some 20 years ago, female labour participation rates were in the same order of magnitude as today. It is a mixed blessing to [...]
Attached is a copy of my speech (in Dutch) on the occasion of a conference organised by the ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (this afternoon). voordracht SoZaWe 22 nov 2010
Since GreenEUR decided to organise a clothing recycling action today on the occasion of sustainability day, I dragged my children out of bed early this morning to clean out their clothing cabinets. And since I am pleased to report that I have lost a few kilos in the last few months, I could also say [...]
The day after the night before we sing the blues. A melancholy tune to reminisce over the blessings of this year’s dies natalis. If you were there – thanks for taking the time. If you weren’t: sorry to have missed you. It was a memorable event. Honorary doctor Geoff Norman, flanked by FSW dean Henk [...]
In many ways, I do not envy my colleagues in the UK. Despite the impeccable reputation of Oxbridge, St Andrews or LSE, to name just a few, universities across the Channel are now destined – and resigned – to substantial reductions in their public funding. It’s not the lack of opportunities that will determine how [...]
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.