Voorzitter College van Bestuur
Since I joined the university in January, I had my second paperazzi moment last Saturday. The first was an unintended byproduct of the inaugural address of the ISS Prince Claus Chair. The attendance of royalty always draws attention. But Saturday, when I joined the annual congress of my political party, I suddenly found myself in [...]
Yesterday, the long awaited “ Veerman-report” was issued, with several recommendations for improvement of the system of higher education in the Netherlands. First reviews were positive and encouraging all around. Veerman’s most prominent items include stronger profiling (focus) of Universities, changing the funding mechanism to enable universities to focus on excellence in stead of student numbers, giving universities [...]
When I was an undergraduate of Erasmus School of law, in 1981, Skadi won the Varsity race for the first time in its history. So when I learned that this year, my old rowing club was bound to win another race for the 5th consecutive time, I was more than thrilled. And yes, they won [...]
Hebzucht, wantrouwen, leugens, onkunde. Een extreem geindividualiseerde en gemondialiseerde samenleving. Bestuurskamers als glazen huizen waarin elk menselijk falen pijnlijk zichtbaar is. Omnipresente media die maken dat dat falen ook zichtbaar wordt voor iedereen die wil zien en horen. Een bloggocratie waarin miljoenen mondige burgers van hun hart geen moordkuil maken. Duurzaam ontwrichte politieke verhoudingen. Ga [...]
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.