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Professor Boudewijn Haverkort appointed Dean of TSHD

Published: 12th September 2018 Last updated: 30th April 2019

Persbericht 12-9-2018 Professor Boudewijn Haverkort is the new Dean of the Tilburg School for Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD). He succeeds Professor W.B. Drees, and the Executive Board today announced that the new Dean will assume office on January 1st 2019.

Boudewijn Haverkort (1964) is chair of the Department of Informatics at the University of Twente. He studied Informatics at the University of Twente and at Dortmund University (Germany), graduating with honors in 1986. In 1991 he earned his PhD and for his thesis he was awarded the Royal/Shell Research Prize. From 1990 through 1995 he was Assistant Professor before being appointed Professor at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany. In 2003 he was appointed Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Twenty. From 2009 through 2012 he was Research Director of the Embedded Systems Institute in Eindhoven. Professor Haverkort currently also chairs Commit2Data, the national research and innovation program on big data and applications.

Professor Haverkort has published several books and over 200 articles in international journals. He has broad experience with developing and practicing education and in the 2015-2016 academic year he won the Informatics Education Award. He also has a great deal of experience with nationally and internationally funded research projects.

The Executive Board is pleased to welcome Professor Haverkort to Tilburg University: “Boudewijn has extensive management experience at a large faculty and is widely experienced in public-private cooperation, especially in the area of big data and applications. He is strongly geared towards establishing connections and he performs at a high level of strategic competence. He also has an extensive national and international network. As chair of the Commit2Data program he is thoroughly familiar with and frequently engages in societal issues, and he can also be a worthy representative of the disciplines within the humanities. His personal affinity with and appreciation of art and culture enable him to propagate the importance of these disciplines.”