Cisca Wijmenga appointed to the Board of the University of Groningen

Thursday, 6 June 2019

We are extremely proud that our hDMT PI Prof. of Genetics Cisca Wijmenga has been appointed as the next Rector Magnificus of the University of Groningen. She is the first female Rector to be appointed in the 405-year history of the University.

Cisca Wijmenga will succeed Elmer Sterken, who is stepping down as Rector Magnificus and returning to the Faculty of Economics and Business after a Board term of eight years. "Wijmenga's appointment means that an acclaimed academic will be at the helm of our teaching and research," said Tjibbe Joustra, Chair of the Supervisory Board (RvT) of the UG. Wijmenga will start as Board member on 1 September 2019.

Cisca Wijmenga was awarded the Spinoza Prize in 2015.

Source: RUG

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