President's Corner

Prof. Dr Sierd Cloetingh is the President of the COST Association. He was appointed in his position on 25 April 2017.

Prof. Sierd Cloetingh

Prof. Dr Cloetingh is Distinguished University Professor at Utrecht University. As Director of the UU Sustainability Programme, he holds a PhD in geophysics.

He is also President of the International Lithosphere Programme, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal “Global and Planetary Change”, and Chairman of the collaborative research programme TOPO-EUROPE. He was elected member of Academia Europaea in 1994, which he has been leading as President since 2014. He was also a member of the ERC’s Scientific Council between 2009-2015. His extended CV is available on the Utrecht University website.

Prof. Dr Cloetingh succeeds the outgoing President, Dr Ángeles Rodríguez Peña

Contact Information

Mr Prof. Dr Sierd Cloetingh
President of the COST Association
COST Association
Avenue Louise 149
1050 Brussels
Tel. +32 494 52 40 94
Fax +32 2 533 38 90


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