Visit of Prof Ritsert Jansen, Dean of Talent Development University of Groningen

The Research Office was delighted to welcome Prof Ritsert Jansen, Dean of Talent Development and Head of Bioinformatics Centre, University of Groningen to the University of Limerick. 

The visit was facilitated by Prof Alison Perry, Dean, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences who invited Prof Jansen to visit the University of Limerick on foot of a talk he gave on achieving a research-led university. 

Professor Jansen is Dean of Talent Development in the University of Groningen. Prof Jansen heads a team of researchers and non-academic experts from human resources, research and valorisation, and communication. The team is involved in matters such as training courses and support for academics in the field of applying for grants.

The University of Groningen is ranked 80th overall in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and is home to 2016 Nobel Prize Winner Professor Ben Feringa.

Prof Jansen's very well attended talk in the Millstream building shared his experiences in the University of Groningen in helping to achieve a research-led university.

During his visit to UL Prof Jansen met with many heads of department, research leaders and we look forward to establishing ongoing collaboration with University of Groningen.

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Prof Alison Perry, Prof Ritsert Jansen & Dr Mary Shire