New director for Environmental Sciences Group  of Wageningen UR

Press release

New director for Environmental Sciences Group of Wageningen UR

Published on
May 29, 2015

The Executive Board of Wageningen UR announced that Dr Bram de Vos (1959) has been appointed as Managing Director of the Environmental Sciences Group, one of the five Sciences Groups at Wageningen UR (University & Research centre).

Bram de Vos is currently the Science Group Leader at AgResearch, one of New Zealand's largest institutes for applied research. Within AgResearch, Dr De Vos is responsible for the Science Group Land & Environment, which performs research in areas including land use and agricultural production systems in relation to environmental impact and climate change. After almost five years spent working in New Zealand, he is now returning to the Netherlands for this new role.

Investment in cooperation

Dr De Vos will begin his new role on 1 September, and will take charge of the research institute Alterra and the Department of Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University, jointly forming the Environmental Sciences Group (ESG). In addition, he will work alongside the other Managing Directors at Wageningen UR to ensure far-reaching synergy between and within the Sciences Groups.

Bram de Vos has successfully led multidisciplinary teams at AgResearch in New Zealand, and this is a development in which Wageningen UR currently also finds itself. He also has a wealth of experience in working in cooperation with the business sector. I am very much looking forward to his arrival.
Louise Fresco, chair of the Wageningen UR Executive Board

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New director for Environmental Sciences Group  of Wageningen UR

The newly-appointed director is a familiar face on the Wageningen Campus. Having completed his degree in Applied Physics at Delft University of Technology, De Vos went on to gain his PhD in Agricultural Sciences at Wageningen University in 1997. Between 1986 and 2009, he worked in various roles at the research institute Alterra and its predecessors, from soil researcher, project leader and team leader to operational manager of the Soil Centre.

I am delighted at the opportunity to take the helm at the ESG. Environmental Sciences forms one of the pillars in the strategy of Wageningen UR, which revolves around the connection between food production, the living environment, biodiversity and health. I hope to be able to forge strong links between staff members and knowledge, so that we jointly improve the quality of life.
Dr. Bram de Vos