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Institute for Advanced Study director nominated to serve as minister of education, culture, and science in the Netherlands

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Robbert Dijkgraaf, file picture by Henk Thomas.

Robbert Dijkgraaf, the director of the Institute for Advanced Study, has been nominated to be a part of the cupboard of Mark Rutte, the prime minister of the Netherlands, as the minister of training, tradition, and science starting on Jan. 10.

Dijkgraaf, who has led the Institute for Advanced Study for a decade, shall be accountable for making certain “a knowledgeable, skilled, and cultured country.” His focus will embrace increased training, analysis, and fostering a artistic surroundings to assist college students, academics, and students in the Netherlands.

“On behalf of the board of trustees and our entire Institute family, it is with great pride that we recognize Robbert for his nomination,” stated Charles Simonyi, chair of the Institute for Advanced Study board of trustees, in a written assertion. “We are deeply thankful to Robbert for his extraordinary leadership during his ten-year tenure and wish him continued success in this new role. Our community will miss very much Robbert, Pia, and their family.”