SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit

New Director of SPRU: Johan Schot

Professor Johan SchotProfessor Schot has been Professor of History of Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology for the past 14 years. He will join SPRU on 1 January 2014, when he will take over from Professor Gordon Mackerron, who is retiring after five years as Director.

At Eindhoven he leads the Technology, Innovation and Society Group whose research programme on Modern Societies in Transition was evaluated as world-leading in a 2009 assessment of research (published in 2010). Professor Schot has founded and directed several large-scale research programmes and networks, securing research grants totalling around 25 million euros.

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