Fellow appointed to top research role in Austria

Feb 07, 2018 No Comments by

Royal Society Fellow, Dr Albert S. van Jaarsveld, VC of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, has been appointed as Director General and CEO of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria, starting on 1 October 2018.

Albert S. van Jaarsveld

Albert S. van Jaarsveld

Dr van Jaarsveld will bring extensive leadership experience to IIASA, both in academic and research management positions. Since 2015, he has been Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of KwaZulu-Natal – one of the foremost research intensive universities in South Africa. And from 2009 to 2015, he was Chief Executive Officer of South Africa’s National Research Foundation, where he doubled the budget from ZAR2bn to ZAR4bn (EUR 253m) and led the research funder’s drive for excellence and transformation across the South African national research landscape.

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