Huibert Pols appointed as rector magnificus of Erasmus University

The Supervisory Board of Erasmus University Rotterdam is pleased to announce that it has appointed Professor Dr H.A.P (Huibert) Pols as rector magnificus. On 8 November 2013 he will succeed Professor Dr H.G. (Henk) Schmidt who will be retiring. Pols is currently dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FGG) and vice-president of the Executive Board of Erasmus MC.

Huibert Pols enjoys national and international renown as a researcher and administrator in internal medicine. Drs. Anton van Rossum, chairman of the Supervisory Board: "Huibert Pols is not only a highly respected scientist, but also an executive with a lot of  experience. He will be a rector magnificus who is more than capable of implementing the new strategy of Erasmus University that is currently being developed. I am therefore pleased that he is willing to take up this appointment.”

The Supervisory Board made the appointment after consulting the confidential committee of the University Council, members of the Executive Board, the deans and other managers of the university. The response to the nomination was unanimously positive.

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