News - September 22, 2005

Blom new director of Social Sciences

Dr Jan Blom has been appointed general director of the Social Sciences Group. He succeeds Professor Vinus Zachariasse, and will start on 1 December. Blom is currently business director of the Sciences Group. Dr Rien Komen, now head of education and research at Social Sciences, will fill his position. Blom intends to devote attention to collaboration between the social scientists at the university and those working at the Netherlands Institute for Agricultural Economics (LEI). ‘Our second focus will be to extend the field of operations of LEI. We are doing a very good job anyway, but we have one weak area, and that is the market outside the Ministry of Agriculture,’ said Blom. / KV