University of Applied Sciences Europe appoints new rector

University of Applied Sciences Europe appoints new rector

Professor Dr Maurits van Rooijen was elected as the University of Applied Sciences Europe’s (UE) new rector by the Senate of PQ. He took up his new position on September 1 and will work for the three UE campuses in Iserlohn, Hamburg and Berlin.

In addition to his work as Rector of the UE, Professor Dr. van Rooijen retained his position as Chief Academic Officer at Global University Systems, whose university network includes the UE. He joined Aaron Etingen in 2012 to launch Global Education Systems (CIS), a global model for education.

In his new role as rector, Prof. Dr. van Rooijen lead the entire strategy of the university in the areas of student satisfaction, quality of teaching and academic training opportunities for each of the three locations. His focus will also be on the exchange with external stakeholders and the strengthening of the reputation of the UE faculties with regard to their influence on society at local and international level.

With a range of courses from the University of Applied Sciences Europe in areas such as business, psychology, sports, media & events and art & design, Prof. Dr. van Rooijen supports the students and the university with his extensive experience in a positive way.

Before joining GUS, he worked as CEO and Rector Magnificus at Nyenrode Business Universiteit in the Netherlands and worked as Executive Vice President for the University of Westminster in London. Professor Dr. van Rooijen holds a number of international leadership positions, including as long-time co-chair of the World Association for Co-operative and Work-Integrated Learning (WACE).

Lars van der Leeuw-Holtvoeth, UE Chancellor and Chairman of the Senate of the University of Applied Sciences Europe, said: “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Dr Maurits van Rooijen as Rector of the UE and wish him all the best for his new leadership role. Our university is currently experiencing an incredibly positive development and it will help us to lead our growth with consistency into the future. "

Professor Dr Maurits van Rooijen comments on his new position: “I would like to thank the Senate for the trust. I am very much looking forward to working with my new colleagues and students from the three campuses and will ensure that we will remain successful in the future. We have exciting years ahead of us, the success of which depends above all on our cooperation.

 

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