Four professors specializing in migration will be appointed Leiden-Delft-Erasmus professors: prof.ir. Thea Hilhorst and prof. dr. Peter Scholten (both Erasmus University Rotterdam) and prof. dr. Marlou Schrover and prof. dr. Olaf van Vliet (both Leiden University) will each receive a second appointment at another Leiden-Delft-Erasmus university. All are attached to the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre Governance of Migration and Diversity.
In the LDE Centre Governance of Migration and Diversity, researchers from all three LDE Universities collaborate on research into the governance aspects of migration and diversity, from a multidisciplinary perspective. The four professors will be officially 'double appointed' during the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus lustrum meeting on the 26th of October at Rotterdam's Woudestein campus.
The connection between Leiden, The Hague, and Rotterdam
Marlou Schrover, for instance, is involved with the centre from the Institute of History, Faculty of Humanities in Leiden. She is now appointed at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
Economist Olaf van Vliet, who works at both the Economics Department of the Faculty of Law and at the Institute of Public Administration of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at Leiden University, is also appointed to the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
Spinoza Prize-winner Thea Hilhorst brings her knowledge of development cooperation from the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, and is now also appointed to the Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University.
Peter Scholten leads the centre from the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences and is appointed to the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at Leiden University.
Network of researchers, postdocs and students
On the origins of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre Governance of Migration and Diversity, Scholten says: "We started in 2019 because we saw the need for multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research. In recent years, the centre has hosted an impressive eight professors in history, urban studies, public administration, economics, humanitarian studies and media across all three universities. '
'We are proud of our robust network of affiliated researchers, young postdocs and students within our Governance of Migration and Diversity Masters programme - where the centre originated. We see these double appointments as the next step in our growth.'
Migration in the past and future
Prof Wim van den Doel, dean of Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities on the social importance and unique approach of this centre: 'Migration and diversity are very topical issues and pre-eminently topics that need to be considered in the unity of different disciplines. Thus, current events also require a contemplative view. What do we learn from past times?'
What will be important migration flows in the future is best analysed as a team.'
'But also what will be important migration flows in the future, how this changes cities, societies and economies and the effectiveness of policy measures are best analysed as a team. I am therefore very pleased with the double appointments of these four professors from the LDE Centre Governance of Migration and Diversity.'
Invitation: Lustrum meeting
Join us on the 26th of October at the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus meeting where, in addition to the double appointments of the four professors, the LDE's 10th anniversary will be festively celebrated. There will also be a presentation by the LDE Centre for BOLD Cities on transport drones. You are welcome from 15.30 in the Erasmus Pavilion, Campus Woudestein. Please register via the link below.