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Theo Mulder Appointed Interim Rector of NIAS

26 October 2016

Professor Theo Mulder will begin his one-year tenure as Rector of NIAS on 1 January 2017. Theo Mulder succeeds Professor Paul Emmelkamp, who has headed the institute for the past three years. The Academy Board is grateful to Paul Emmelkamp for guiding NIAS through a period of transition in which it was reorganised and moved from Wassenaar to Amsterdam.

Theo Mulder was the director of the Institutes of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) from October 2006 to October 2016. As NIAS Rector, he will now work to cement the relationship between NIAS and the other Academy institutes. He will also focus on reinforcing NIAS’s position as an independent Institute for Advanced Study in the Amsterdam-based, Dutch, and international research infrastructure.

About Theo Mulder

Prof. dr. Theo Mulder has a background in (neuro)psychology. His Ph.D. research was on the learning of motor control following brain damage (1985), carried out at Radboud University, where he was appointed Professor of Rehabilitation Research in 1994. Mulder was Professor of Human Movement Sciences at the University of Groningen from 1994 to 2006, before being appointed director of the Institutes at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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