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Jeroen Touwen appointed Vice-Dean of Humanities

The Executive Board of Leiden University has appointed Dr Jeroen Touwen as Vice-Dean and portfolio holder for bachelor’s programmes at the Faculty of Humanities.

Jeroen Touwen is Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social History and, since 2017,  has been Programme Chair of the BA in History, the MA in History and the Research Master’s programme. Touwen will combine his role as Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Humanities with his research on Dutch economic history in the twentieth century. He will also continue as a lecturer, thus remaining closely involved in the practice of teaching. e will also

The Faculty Board and the Faculty Council are enthusiastic about this appointment.   

Dean Mark Rutgers commented, ‘Fantastic that Jeroen is going to take on this demanding administrative role. I’m looking forward to working with him over the coming years.’  

The appointment will take effect from 1 January 2020. Until that time Egbert Fortuin will remain as Vice-Dean responsible for the faculty’s bachelor’s programmes. Mirjam de Baar will continue in her role as portfolio holder for master’s programmes.  This means that the substantial portfolio of teaching programme in the Faculty Board will be held by two vice-deans.

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