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.”
Dijkgraaf started his time period as the head of the Institute in July of 2012. The naming of his successor, David Nirenberg, was introduced on Nov. 1.
“For me this call presents a unique opportunity to serve my country at a critical time. Although I am leaving the Institute with a heavy heart and earlier than planned, I’m comforted to know that with David Nirenberg as my successor, IAS will be in very able and caring hands,” Dijkgraaf stated in a written assertion. “Pia and I look forward to a moment in the near future to say goodbye in a more proper and personal manner, although there is no way in which we can adequately express our gratitude for your support and friendship over the past decade.”