Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen

International Advisor

Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen

Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen is the Executive Director of the Sino-Danish Center (SDC). He was the Rector of Aarhus University from 2005-2013, is High Level Advisor to the Senior Management Group at Aarhus University (AU), and is Chairman of the Danish National Nature Fund and the Committee for Research Infrastructure. He is President of EuroScience, and member of the Governing Board of Gothenburg University.

Throughout his career he has been member of and chaired numerous councils, boards and advisory bodies in higher education and research, and in his own academic field, biology and the environment. In addition he has been dedicated to international development.

He was Vice President of the European University Association (EUA), Chairman of the Nordic University Association, Vice Chairman of Universities Denmark, Board Member of the Danish National Research Foundation, Rector of the Danish Research Academy, Chairman of the Danish Natural Science Research Council and the Danish Council for Development Research. Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen was member of the Danish Prime Minister's Growth Forum and member of the Africa Commission, Vice-Chairman of the Danish Research Commission, and member of several OECD expert review teams and other international review and advisory panels on higher education and research.

Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen is Mag. Scient. (Magister Scientiarum) in botany from AU (1971) and was Dean of the Faculty of Science at AU (1976-79) before he became professor at P. Universidad Católica, Quito, Ecuador (1979-81). Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen has spent 18 years working abroad, 12 of these as Lead Specialist at the World Bank in Washington D.C. (1993-2005).


Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen is Commander of the Order of Dannebrog & Gran Oficial del Orden Gabriela Mistral (Grand Officer), Chile.


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