Hans-Georg van Liempd: What we gain by giving

Hans-Georg van Liempd: What we gain by giving Podcast

In this last EAIE podcast episode of the year 2023, we are honoured to welcome a special guest who has made a real difference to the EAIE and the international higher education community over the years. Hans-Georg van Liempd is currently the Secretary of the University and Director University Services at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, and in the past served as both Vice-President and President of the EAIE. More recently, he was the recipient of the 2023 EAIE Award for Outstanding Contribution in recognition of all his valuable contributions.

Volunteering can be a very rewarding effort, but also one that takes up energy and time. In this episode, host Laura Rumbley talks to Hans-Georg van Liempd about his career, and the give and take of involvement in the international higher education community. How did he start in the field? How did he become aware of the EAIE, and what encouraged him to get involved? What exactly keeps someone motivated to give their time and energy to volunteer? As the end of the year comes closer, we take some time to reflect on what we can gain by giving. Be sure to tune in to this episode of the EAIE podcast to hear more!

About Hans-Georg van Liempd

Hans-Georg van Liempd has been the Secretary of the University and Director University Services at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, since February 2021. He previously held the positions of Managing Director at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, director of the International Office, senior programme manager for internationalising the campus and corporate social responsibility, and director of strategy and policy. He was involved as an expert on international strategy on a one-year project for the Romanian government for internationalising strategy at 21 Romanian universities. He holds a Master’s degree in economics.

From 2010 to 2014, Hans-Georg served as Vice-President and then President of the EAIE. Prior to being elected as Vice-President, he served on the Conference Programme and Professional Development Committees. After his presidency and time in the General Council, he has continued to actively contribute to the Association. He has been a trainer, member of the Awards and Talent Committee, and advisor to the Mentorship Programme, among other behind-the-scenes responsibilities. He has never hesitated in sharing his time or knowledge to support the EAIE community and wider sector.

Hans-Georg van Liempd is the recipient of the 2023 EAIE Award for Outstanding Contribution in recognition of all these valuable contributions.

Additional Resources

For further insights into the topics touched on in this episode, the following resources may be of interest:

→ EAIE Awards: recognising the extraordinary in our sector

→ ‘EAIE-ing’: a dedicated member’s personal journey

→ EAIE Mentorship Programme

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