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Scientific Directors

At the head of a research discipline is a Scientific Director. Once every two weeks, the Scientific Directors of the Faculty’s eight institutes come together with the Faculty Board to discuss the research portfolios of science, administration, faculty and administration of the budget plan. The Dean is chairman of the meeting and the Scientific Directors.

Roles and responsibilities of the Scientific Directors:

  • Responsible for operation of the institute and quality assurance.
  • Determines work of staff within the institute.
  • Contributes to care admission, training and supervision of PhD Students
  • Sets the five-year outline of the research programme at the Institute
  • Advises the Faculty Board to estimate resource serving the research programme
  • Is Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Institute
Scientific Directors
Prof.dr. Geert de Snoo
Chairman, Dean of the faculty
Prof.dr. Arnold Tukker
Scientific Director Center for Environmental Sciences
Prof.dr. Herman Spaink
Scientific Director Institute Biology Leiden
Prof.dr. Hubertus Irth
Scientific Director Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research
Prof.dr. Aske Plaat
Scientific Director Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science
Prof.dr. Jaap Brouwer
Scientific Director Leiden Institute of Chemistry
Prof.dr. Eric Eliel
Scientific Director Leiden Institute of Physics
Prof.dr. Aad van der Vaart
Scientific Director, Mathematical Institute
Prof.dr. Huub Röttgering
Scientific Director Leiden Observatory