Concert Hall - Aarhus
19 - 21 June 2012
Prof. Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen
Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen has been the Rector of Aarhus University (AU) since 2005. He is Vice-Chairman of Universities Denmark and Board Member and Vice President of the European University Association (EUA). Furthermore, Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen has been a member of the Danish Prime Minister's Growth Forum, a member of several OECD expert review teams on higher education, Chairman of the Nordic University Association, a member of the Africa Commission, Board Member of the Danish National Research Foundation, Rector of the Danish Research Academy, Vice-Chairman of the Danish Research Commission, Chairman of the Danish Natural Science Research Council and the Danish Council for Development Research.
Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen has a degree in botany from AU (1971) and was Dean of the Faculty of Science at AU (1976-79) before he became professor at P. Universidad Católica, Quito, Ecuador (1979-81). Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen has spent 18 years working abroad, 12 of these at the World Bank in Washington D.C. (1993-2005).
Excellence in research and innovation as a guiding principle