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Professor De Groot accepts Ecorys NEI chair at University Amsterdam

By delivering his oration ‘Peeks in the polder?!’ Prof. dr. Henri de Groot formally accepted the special chair in Regional Economic Dynamics at the VU University Amsterdam. The chair is sponsored by Ecorys and the Foundation NEI.

As holder of the chair Prof. dr.  De Groot is active in the fields of education and research in regional economic dynamics, more specifically on issues regarding regional and spatial economic developments in the Netherlands and Europe. Examples are the international competitive position of Dutch cities and regions, the effectiveness of regional policies and the dynamics of people and companies on regional levels within the EU.

Professor de Groot: “Holding this Ecorys NEI chair at the VU offers me the opportunity to develop new activities in scientific research on regional and urban economy and to further develop my research and educational skills. I am very much looking forward to contribute to the cutting edge of high level scientific research and to the work of Ecorys in this field and to generally contribute to the knowledge building on the theme of regional economy in general.”

In picture: Prof. Marcel Canoy, Prof. dr. Henri de Groot, and Prof. dr. Willem Molle.