Hans van Ginkel#

Hans van Ginkel
Membership Number:2031
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2007 Honorary Professor Human Geography and Planning, Utrecht University
  • 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 University
  • 1979 Ph.D. Social Sciences, Utrecht University

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

Honours and Awards
  • 1996 Honorary doctorate, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj, Rumania
  • 2003 Honorary doctorate, (State) University of California, Sacramento, USA
  • 2005 Honorary doctorate, University of Ghana, Legon-Accra
  • 2006 Honorary doctorate, Technical University of Zvolen, Slovakia
  • 2007 Honorary doctorate, Mc.Master University, Hamilton-Ontario, Canada
  • Honorary Fellow of the International Training Centre for the Geo-information Sciences and Remote Sensing (ITC, Enschede, 2000)
  • 1994 'Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion'
  • '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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