Frank van der Duijn Schouten
About the rector magnificus

Prof. dr. Frank van der Duijn Schouten

Frank van der Duijn Schouten (1949) is appointed as Interim Rector Magnificus of Erasmus University Rotterdam, commencing 1 January 2021. His main focus is on education, research and impact, including academic staff (policy), students and research information. The appointment is for a maximum period of nine months, with an appointment size of three days per week. The recruitment procedure for the new Rector Magnificus will start in the coming months.

Prof. dr. Frank van der Duijn Schouten (1949), emeritus professor of mathematical decision making, studied mathematics, physics, and astronomy at VU Amsterdam and obtained his PhD in 1979 at Leiden University. Throughout his career, he has held the some of the highest administrative positions in the academic world, becoming Rector Magnificus of Tilburg University for nine years and Rector Magnificus of VU University Amsterdam from 2013 to 2015. For EUR, he has held various board positions.

“I have been in the academic world for 54 years now and I am still learning every day”

Interview with the new rector Frank van der Duijn Schouten

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