The Executive Board of the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK) has appointed Aminata Cairo as lector and Rosa te Velde as associate lector of the new Social Justice and Diversity in the Arts research group. This AHK-wide dual research group that will start on 1 August is being established by the Executive Board to accelerate research into social justice, inclusion and diversity in the arts. Social justice and diversity in the arts are topic that occupy a prominent place in arts education and in the professional field, and in the vision of the AHK they must also come to the fore more forcefully in research.
Freddie Quek, Chief Technology Officer at Times Higher Education, is a Governor Apprentice at the University of Bristol.
Annelien Bredenoord is a professor of Biomedical Ethics and the current Rector Magnificus at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). As a leader and pioneer in her field, her research group centres on ethical and social issues in modern technology such as artificial intelligence, tissue engineering and stem cell research. We sat down with Annelien to discuss her new role as Rector Magnificus, the latest research in her field, the value of interdisciplinary education to solve societal issues and what advice she would give to women in STEM.
Staff and students at the University of Dundee have elected Amanda Millar as Chair of Court, the University’s governing body.
As from July 1, 2022, Prof. Joost Frenken will be the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) at the University of Groningen. Currently, Frenken is the Director of the Amsterdam-based ARCNL (the Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography). He will succeed Jasper Knoester, who became the Dean of the Faculty of Science at Leiden University last January.
The University of Glasgow has appointed Professor Jo Gill as Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Arts. Professor Gill will join UofG from the University of Exeter and succeeds Professor Roibeard (Robby) Ó Maolalaigh, who will step down from the post in July. She is joining the University’s College of Arts at an exciting time for Glasgow’s cultural and creative industries. The city has gained an international reputation as a creative innovation leader and cultural powerhouse.
Bruna, Channel Sales Manager at LinkedIn & Global Co-Chair, Out@In Employee Resource Group, was appointed as a Governance Apprentice at Cardiff University in 2021. She has just been appointed as a Trustee of GiveOut.
This International Women’s Day, we sat down with our Senior Consultant in the Global Higher Education Practice and Chair of the RISE Leadership Network, Natasha Attipoe. We discussed her role in the sector, the importance of and challenges in achieving diverse and inclusive leadership, and her hopes for the future.
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