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Boudewijn Haverkort reappointed as Dean of Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Published: 20th July 2022 Last updated: 02nd August 2022

The Executive Board has reappointed Professor Boudewijn Haverkort as Dean of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) for a period of four years, effective January 1, 2023. Haverkort has been Dean since January 1, 2019.

Haverkort (1964) is an information scientist and has also worked as a Professor at RWTH Aachen University and at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science of Twente University. 

Rector Magnificus Wim van de Donk, on behalf of the Executive Board: “The Executive Board is very pleased that Boudewijn Haverkort is willing to serve as Dean for another term. In the past period, he has proven to be a capable administrator of TSHD. We are proud of what Boudewijn has realized in the past few years, together with the School Board and all TSHD staff. With its unique combination of disciplines, TSHD operates from a strong base and in concert to address the challenges faced by people, organizations, and society. In external partnerships, too, Boudewijn has provided valuable contributions to, among other things, ENGAGE.EU and Digital Sciences for Society. Collaboration with Boudewijn is very fruitful for both the Executive Board and the Deans.” 

Professor Boudewijn Haverkort: "I’m very pleased with this reappointment and I am grateful to the Executive Board and my School for their trust in me. I want to thank everyone who has contributed to this: whereas it is true that you are a Dean as a person, you work as a team, within your Board, your School, and the university. The collaboration within the university, with the Executive Board and the Deans and Managing Directors is excellent. We have developed a great new strategy and, in the implementation memorandums, sound new parameters have been set out, with the interaction between the digital sciences and the humanities and social sciences playing an important role. Personally I’m very enthusiastic about the ENGAGE.EU alliance, the new Digital Sciences for Society platform, and the university-wide academic collaborative centers. All these initiatives contribute to a more modern university, that prepares its students even better for their future role of responsibility in society.”