Voorzitter College van Bestuur
In: Uncategorized7 Jun 2012
With standing ovations for laureate Jean-Claude Trichet we ended a long and memorable day devoted to the crisis in the eurozone. I thought it was remarkable how modest Trichet had remained, despite his many obvious achievements. His views on the way forward, expressed in his lecture, were far-reaching and controversial, and went beyond the call for gentle integration pursued by the EU president. His criticism of the Dutch main actors was subtle but clear: the Netherlands was once a country where modern market economies were invented, and now we seem to be holding back. Wherever did we go wrong? I would like to express my gratitude to all of our colleagues who worked hard over many months to turn this day into the big success that it undeniably was.
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.