Pieter Duisenberg has been appointed as the new President of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU). As of 1 October 2017, he will succeed Karl
Dittrich who has led the VSNU since 2012 and who will now retire. Duisenburg studied Economics at Erasmus School of Economics.
Pieter Duisenberg (1967) is a member of the Dutch parliament (People's Party for Freedom and Democracy, VVD) since 2012, where his portfolio is Higher Education and Science. He has been appointed as president of VSNU for a period of four years.