Visiting Professors

KNIR visiting professor programme

The KNIR has a long tradition of inviting senior researchers to a research stay at the KNIR. That is why the visiting professor programme has been in place since 2019. This programme is aimed at distinguished international researchers. They are active in areas that are linked to the Institute’s core areas. Our first visiting professor is Prof. Dr. Rainer Hirsch-Luipold, full professor of New Testament and History of Ancient Religion at the University of Bern, Switzerland.


NWIB visiting professor programme

Since the end of 2020, the NWIB has also had a new visiting professor programme. All Dutch Scientific Institutes Abroad (NWIB) participate in it. The programme offers participants a three-month research stay at one of the foreign institutes. The NWIB visiting professors can get to know our institute and our unique research facilities and international research networks (again). At the same time, the visiting professors contribute to the strengthening and broadening of our research and education programme. The programme is open to university (associate) professors and full professors from all Dutch universities affiliated with the NWIB.

The selection for the first round of this programme has been completed recently, and two visiting professors have been selected for a stay at the KNIR. Dr. L.D. Tacoma, university lecturer in Ancient History at Leiden University, and Prof. Dr. Maarten Lindeboom, full Professor of Economics at the Free University of Amsterdam, will be staying at KNIR in the autumn of 2021 and in the spring of 2022, respectively.

Dr. Hannah Malone