On 1 August 2011 Carel Jansen has been appointed Professor of Communication and Information Sciences at the Faculty of Arts.
Jansen (Tilburg, 1952) is an expert in the field of instructive and persuasive communication. He studied Modern Linguistics and Proficiency at the University of Utrecht, where he gained a PhD in 1989. He worked as a lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of Twente, and later as senior lecturer in Communication Sciences at the University of Utrecht.
In 1993 he became Professor of Language and Engineering at the Technical University Eindhoven and in 1998 Professor of Business Communication at Radboud University Nijmegen. Jansen has published over 150 scientific articles on his work in Dutch and in international collections and journals, and he is co-author of several widely used books, including as Leren Communiceren, Professioneel Communiceren, the Handleidingenwijzer and the Formulierenwijzer. Jansen is one of the initiators of the recently launched NWO theme programme Comprehensive Language (Begrijpelijke Taal). Alongside his appointment in Groningen, h e is also professor by special appointment at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
Contact: Prof. Carel Jansen (www.careljansen.nl)
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