From November 2020 until May 2021, I shall be the Managing Director ad interim of UCR. My current position is manager at the Real Estate Development Department at the Utrecht University, where I act as delegated client in the construction of new buildings and renovations.
I was trained as a philosopher of language at the University of Groningen, where I also took my PhD in formal semantics and pragmatics. Since 1998, I have been holding all sorts of positions in the support of scientific education and research, first at the University of Amsterdam, thereafter at the University of Utrecht.
As an academic, I am convinced that scientific education is more than getting acquainted with the ins- and outs of one specific scientific field; knowledge is about interpretation in a broader context. And that is what a University College like UCR is all about: giving a fundament for real insight. I find it an honor to be able contribute to this distinguished institution.