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Andries van Helden

Guest Researcher

Dr. W.A. van Helden
+31 71 527 2727

Andries van Helden is a Guest Researcher at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics.

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  • Morphosyntax, especially in Slavic
  • The reception of linguistic theories
  • History of East European linguistics
  • The humanities and politics
  • Higher education and science policy

(Academic) positions

  • 2005-present: Associate researcher
  • 2000-2005: Inspector of Higher Education
  • 1999-2000: General Secretary of the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO
  • 1995-1999: Deputy Permanent Delegate of the Netherlands to UNESCO
  • 1994-1995: Secretary of the Working Party on the Future of the Humanities (“Commissie-Vonhoff”)
  • 1991-1994: Senior Researcher at the National Advisory Body on Education Policy (Adviesraad voor het Onderwijs, ARO)
  • 1987-1991: Deputy Head of the Policy Division for Cultural, Social and Behavioural Sciences at the Ministry of Education and Science
  • 1982-1987: Policy advisor on Higher Education and Research at the Ministry of Education and Science
  • 1981-1995: Lecturer in Russian at Eindhoven University of Technology and (1984-1986) Delft University of Technology
  • 1981-1982: Manager of the language laboratory and lecturer in applied linguistics and Dutch as a second language at Eindhoven University of Technology
  • 1978-1980: Research assistant at Leiden University
  • Earlier occupations include teaching Russian in various adult education institutions, linguistic duties for the military, translation and bibliographic work at Leiden University Library.


  • 1993: PhD in linguistics ( Leiden University)
  • 1973: MA in Slavic languages and literature (Leiden University)

Guest Researcher

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics
  • LUCL Russische Studies

Work address

Reuvensplaats 3-4
2311 BE Leiden
Room number 1.50



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