Hans van Ginkel#

Hans van Ginkel
Email:vanginkel 'at' unu.edu
Membership Number:2031
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS
Homepage: http://www.geo.uu.nl

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2007- Honorary Professor Human Geography and Planning, Utrecht Univ.
  • 2007- Board Chair of the Institute of Social Sciences, The Hague and of the Centre for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn
  • 2007- Member Board of Trustees Bibliotheca Alexandrina
  • 1997-2007 Rector of United Nations University, Tokyo and Under Secretary General of United Nations
  • 1986-1997 Rector Magnificus Utrecht Univ.
  • 1980-2001 (Full) Professor Human Geography, Utrecht Univ.
  • 1979 Ph.D. Social Sciences, Utrecht Univ.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Geography
  • History
  • Urban planning
  • Public administration
  • Public housing
  • Sustainable development

Honours and Awards
  • Honorary doctorate, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj, Rumania, 1996
  • Honorary doctorate, (State) University of California, Sacramento, USA, 2003
  • Honorary doctorate, University of Ghana, Legon-Accra, 2005
  • Honorary doctorate, Technical University of Zvolen, Slovakia, 2006
  • Honorary doctorate, Mc.Master University, Hamilton-Ontario, Canada, 2007
  • Honorary Fellow of the International Training Centre for the Geo-information Sciences and Remote Sensing (ITC, Enschede, 2000)
  • 'Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion', 1994
  • 'Order of the Rising Sun, Grand Cordon' (Japan, 2007)
  • The highest medals of honor of the City of Utrecht, and the Chamber of Commerce of Utrecht
  • Honorary president of the 'International Association of Universities' (Paris).

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