Professor Rutger Engels has been appointed Rector by the Supervisory Board. On June 15, he will succeed Professor Huibert Pols, who will step down due to retirement.
Engels (1968) has been CEO at Trimbos-institute since 2014. In 2016, he became a distinguished professor in Developmental Psychopathology at Utrecht University.
Engels conducts internationally groundbreaking research into the development and prevention of substance abuse and issues of internalisation among children and adolescents. To honour his substantial impact on society, he received the Huibregtsen Award in 2011. In addition, he has received several other awards and grants over the course of his scientific career. Engels studied Psychology at the University of Groningen and obtained his PhD at the University of Maastricht.
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