Wageningen UR's overall consultative body, the WUR council, wants to propose a candidate for the organization's Supervisory Board.
The role of the Supervisory Board, made up of experienced directors and experts from outside Wageningen UR, is precisely to keep an eye on the management. Three Supervisory Board members are due to step down next September. One of them is Laurent van Depoele, lecturer in European Studies at the Catholic University of Leuven. He was 'member with the particular confidence of the participation council'. Thanks to the change in the law regarding higher education, the WUR council is now allowed to propose his successor to the minister of EL&I.
Intake interviews have already begun, says Van Dijk. He declines to name names but says the candidates have to be approachable, to be familiar with the university world, and to have an eye for the WUR Council's position.