Université de Strasbourg

Rifka Weehuizen

Managing Director

Rifka Weehuizen is managing director of USIAS since July 2012, where she is responsible together with the director for the overall management and strategy of the organisation and all its processes.

Rifka WeehuizenRifka has an MA in History (University of Groningen) and a PhD in Economics and Psychology (University of Maastricht) with a thesis on ‘mental capital’.  She has worked as a researcher at UNU-MERIT, a joint research institute of the United Nations University and the University of Maastricht, and as an associated researcher at the University of California in San Francisco (MACSES).

Over the years she has held various positions in the area of research policy, with a focus on research agenda setting bringing together academia, policy, business and society. She has worked for the Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT), the Netherlands Council for Health Research, now part of the Netherlands Health Council (GR), and the Advisory Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (AWTI) in The Hague. Before joining USIAS she was senior science officer for the Social Sciences and Humanities at the European Science Foundation (ESF) in Strasbourg.

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