Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Gerard Nijsten appointed Director of the UvA/HvA Library

20 Aug 2020 11:12 | Communication

Gerard Nijsten has been appointed as the new head of the UvA/AUAS Library, effective 1 November 2020. Nijsten is currently director of operational management at the UvA’s Faculty of Humanities.

Nijsten was originally a historian and also has extensive board and management experience in higher education and science. Before his appointment as director of operational management at the Faculty of Humanities, he worked at the VU Amsterdam, including as director of operational management at the Faculty of Arts and as strategic advisor to the Executive Board. He also gained experience at the Hogeschool Holland and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) as a teacher and education manager.

In the role of UvA/AUAS Library director, Nijst will succeed Maria Heijne, who left the post last January. In the intervening period, the position was taken over by Bert Zeeman, in close collaboration with the Library’s management team.