KHMW appoints five new Leiden members
The Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) has appointed five new members from Leiden. Annetje Ottow, Carsten de Dreu, Pancras Hoogendoorn, Ton Schumacher and Maartje van der Woude will be joining the oldest ‘learned society’ in the Netherlands.
The Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMS) was established in 1752 and has worked since then to bridge the gap between science and society. It consists on the one hand of representatives from society who are interested in science – known as directors, currently numbering around 400 – and on the other hand of a group of scholars – known as members, currently numbering around 500 professors. The members are responsible for the scientific activities of the KHMW: awarding prizes for scientific achievements, holding lecturers and producing publications.
Leiden professors Carsten de Dreu (social and organisational psychology), Pancras Hoogendoorn (pathology, and also dean of the LUMC), Ton Schumacher (immunotechnology) and Maartje van der Woude (law and society) are the new members who have been appointed. Annetje Ottow, the new President of the Executive Board of Leiden University, has joined the directors of the KHMW.