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

Currently, he serves as President of the Academia Europaea and President of the European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST). In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal "Global and Planetary Change" and Chairman of the TOPO-EUROPE collaborative research programme. 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 European Research Council’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 2 533 38 64
Fax +32 2 533 38 90


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