Van der Duijn Schouten (1949) was Interim Dean of the Erasmus School of Philosophy until October. Earlier, the Professor of Mathematical Decision Making was Rector Magnificus of Tilburg University and VU University Amsterdam.

In a press release the Executive Board says it has decided to appoint an Interim Dean as the recent search for a new permanent Dean has ‘unfortunately not resulted in finding the right candidate for the School’.

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Frank van der Duijn Schouten

According to the Executive Board, Van der Duijn Schouten is ‘very experienced and respected’ and therefore ‘extremely well equipped to (temporarily) lead the Erasmus School of Economics, the oldest faculty of the Erasmus University’. And emphasizes in her writing that this appointment was made in close consultation with those involved within the faculty.


With the appointment of yet another interim director, there seems to be a trend at the university. Earlier, Philosophy opted for an Interim Dean. And at the moment, the Erasmus School of History Culture and Communications and the Erasmus University College also have an interim director. The Executive Board itself also had an interim member for a year and a half.

Back to his research

Philip Hans Franses will dedicate himself again to his scientific work after 1 February. Franses remains affiliated with Erasmus School of Economics, as professor of Applied Econometrics and Marketing Research.