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WeCo, Permanent Committee for Academic Practice

The Permanent Committee for Academic Practice (WeCo) consists of professors, including the chairman. They are appointed for four years and their fields are evenly spread across the disciplines of the faculty. Members of the committee cannot also be Scientific Director.

WeCo tasks and responsibilities:

  • Provides advice to Faculty Board on research programmes and policies
  • Advises on new areas of professor positions
  • Advises on promotions to UHD or Professor
  • Advises on proposals for research support through stimulants
  • Provides advice on VIDI/ VICI applications or applications of the NWO Innovational Research Incentives Scheme


Prof.dr. Paul Hooykaas (chair)
Institute Biology Leiden
Prof.dr. Lies Bouwman
Leiden Institute of Chemistry
Prof.dr. Joke Bouwstra
Leiden Amsterdam Center for Drug Research
Prof.dr. Frank den Hollander
Mathematical Institute
Prof.dr. Thomas B├Ąck
Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science
Prof.dr. Carlo Beenakker
Leiden Institute of Physics
Prof.dr. Joop Schaye
Leiden Observatory
Prof.dr. Gilles van Wezel
Institute of Biology Leiden