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Prof. Jos van Hillegersberg appointed as Academic Director of JADS

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The Executive Boards of Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology have appointed Prof. Jos van Hillegersberg as academic director and professor of Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) as of March 1, 2022. This is a new position. Jos van Hillegersberg will be the scientific figurehead for JADS and will liaise with Tilburg University and Eindhoven University. He will also play a principal role in the further contribution of JADS to the regional ecosystem.

Jos van Hillegersberg (1968) is Professor of Business Information Systems and Chair of the High-Tech Business and Entrepreneurship Department at the University of Twente. He is responsible for the Department’s research program, that focuses on studying, creating, and evaluating new ways of organizing enterprises and business networks. Jos’ own research interests include the logistics, healthcare, and service sectors. Over the past year, Jos was already a member of the accreditation panel of JADS ‘s-Hertogenbosch for the educational visitation and is thus well acquainted with this unique academy.

New position

In his new function, Jos van Hillegersberg will further position JADS as a scientific center of expertise in the field of value creation, business, and entrepreneurship based on Data Science. He will liaise closely with the parent institutions, Eindhoven University of Technology and Tilburg University, and the founding partners, the City of ‘s-Hertogenbosch and the Province of North Brabant. Jos van Hillegersberg on his new position as director/professor at JADS: “Data Science is becoming increasingly important for finding answers to the great challenges of our time. JADS plays an important role in this. I am going to work to further professionalize that role.”

The Executive Boards of Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology have every confidence in the appointment of the new figurehead of JADS: “Professor Jos van Hillegersberg is a capable director with broad experience. He has a very good understanding of the developments within the data sciences. He is a leader who connects in terms of both content and relationships. We are convinced that Jos will make an important contribution to the further positioning of JADS.”

Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS)

JADS is a unique cooperation between Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology, the City of ‘s-Hertogenbosch and the Province of North Brabant. JADS offers data science Bachelor’s and Master’s programs, PDEng programs, and professional training and helps organizations shape their data-driven future. At JADS, researchers and students work closely together with the business community. In addition to education and research, JADS also offers space for innovative, data-driven entrepreneurship and public-private partnerships. This concept, unique to the Netherlands, has created a knowledge infrastructure that places Brabant at the heart of the future.

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