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Participating institutions

Nine universities in the Netherlands and Flanders participate in the NVIC.

The NVIC is supported by the following institutions:

In the Netherlands: 

In Flanders: 

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the NVIC mostly consists of members of the Executive Boards of the participating institutions: 

  • Prof. Annetje Ottow, President, Leiden University 
  • Prof. Dr. Geert T.M. ten Dam, President, University of Amsterdam 
  • Prof. Dr. Jacquelien Scherpen, Rector, University of Groningen 
  • Prof. Dr. Daniël Wigboldus, President, Radboud University, Nijmegen 
  • Prof. Dr. Anton Pijpers, President, University of Utrecht
  • Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Praag - President / rector magnificus ad interim, Free University, Amsterdam
  • Prof. Dr. Luc Sels, Rector, University of Leuven
  • Prof. Dr. Rik Van de Walle, Rector, Ghent University
  • Prof. Dr. Herman Van Goethem, Rector, Antwerp University

The Dutch Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education, Culture and Sciences and The Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) are represented in the Board by observers at Board meetings.

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council consists of specialists in the fields of Arabic studies and Egyptology, representing the participating institutions: 

  • Prof. Dr. Olaf E. Kaper (chair), Leiden University 
  • Prof. Dr. Petra M. Sijpesteijn, Leiden University 
  • Dr. Kiki M. Santing, University of Groningen 
  • Dr. Liesbeth Zack, University of Amsterdam 
  • Prof. Dr. Harco O. Willems, University of Leuven  
  • Prof. Dr. Jo van Steenbergen, Ghent University 
  • Prof. Dr. Amr Ryad, KU Leuven
  • Prof. Dr. Maaike van Berkel, Radboud University


The Administrator of the NVIC is Drs. John A. Kroes. 

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