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Wiro Niessen Captain of Science of Top Sector Life Sciences & Health

06 June 2024

Wiro Niessen, dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, has been appointed Captain of Science of the Top Team of the Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH) by Minister Adriaansens of Economic Affairs and Climate. His appointment is effective 1 June 2024.

Wiro Niessen

The minister appointed Niessen because of his knowledge and experience in science, business and governance. This fits well with future developments in the LSH sector. According to the minister, Niessen also has an excellent national and international network and is able to strengthen cooperation between parties in the LSH sector and with other sectors, thereby making economic and social impact.

Top Sectors

The Top Sector LSH is one of the ten top sectors designated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate. The top sectors promote economic growth by investing in innovative collaborations between knowledge institutions and industry. This leads to powerful innovations that strengthen the economy.

Other Captains of Science connected to the UG are Iris Vis (Top Sector Logistics) and Moniek Tromp (Top Sector Chemistry).

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