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Jan Aarts reappointed as scientific director of LION (but his successor is already known)

Jan Aarts will stay on as scientific director of LION for another year. He has been reappointed until 1 March 2024. His successor is already known. Sense Jan van der Molen will take over next year. He will be the new scientific director of LION until 1 March 2028.

Dean Jasper Knoester explains the appointment of both gentlemen: ‘Sense Jan has earned his spurs in all areas of the academic career. He has made significant contributions in teaching as well as research, outreach and in the organisation. He has also been a member of the group that advised the faculty board on the new faculty governance model and knows better than anyone what is expected of an institute director.

In this regard, it is particularly nice that Jan Aarts is willing to extend his directorship for almost a year, so that Sense Jan can prepare himself and his group well for his new role. The way in which Jan has filled this position in the past years is highly appreciated, not only within the institute, but also by the faculty board.’

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