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Prof. dr. Kim Putters, Director of the Netherlands Institute for Social Research

Main positions since 2013
Professor Kim Putters (b. 1973) has been Director of the Netherlands Institute for Social Research| SCP since June 2013. He is also Professor of an endowed chair in Care Policy and Governance in a Changing Welfare State at the Institute of Health Policy & Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Other positions in society and science
Kim Putters was appointed as Crown-appointed Member of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER) in January 2017. He also is board member of the National Committee on May 4th & 5th, advisory member of the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), member of the board of the Oranje Fonds, member of the curatorium of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG); member of the Advisory Board of the National Youth Council and member of the Supervisory Board of Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht.


In the Dutch academic world he has several positions: chairman of the youth care research program of the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw), member of the advisory board of the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and member and chairman of several curatoria of chairs at Dutch universities, including the Den Uyl chair at the University of Amsterdam (UvA); the chair for social security and income of the Institute Gak at Utrecht University (UU); and a chair on migration policies at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).


Former scientific positions
Kim Putters studied social sciences and public administration sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam and defended his PhD on hospital management in 2001. He was associate professor at the Tilburg University from 2003 to 2008. From 2008 to 2013 he was Professor of Healthcare Management at the Erasmus School for Health Policy and Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Former political positions
From 2003 to 2013 he also was a member of the Upper House of the Dutch parliament, and from 2011 as First Vice-President. He was also vice-chairman of the Parliamentary Labor Party in the Upper House. From 2011 to 2013 he was chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) of members of the Upper and Lower Houses. He was a Labor Party councillor in the municipality of Hardinxveld-Giessendam from 2002 to 2012, where he was also chairman.

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