14 November 2018

Johan Schot appointed Professor in Global Comparative History

Prof. Johan Schot. Source: Wikimedia
Prof. Johan Schot. Source: Wikimedia

As of 1 January 2019, Johan Schot will be joining the Centre for Global Challenges as Professor of Global Comparative History. Johan Schot is currently working at the University of Sussex as the Director of SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit).

Johan Schot’s research is wide ranging but has always focused on integrating social science and historical perspectives for a better understanding of the nature and governance of radical socio-technical change. Prior to coming to Sussex, he held academic posts at the Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente, Netherlands. Under Johan’s directorship, SPRU has embarked on an ambitious, new strategy to expand and build on its impressive track record across research, teaching, impact and engagement. 


‘I am very happy to be joining the Utrecht Centre for Global Challenges in the Department of History and Art History at Utrecht University’, says Schot. ‘I am looking forward to an exciting collaboration and partnership between my old and new homes, revolving around the Deep Transitions and the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium action-research programmes. Exciting times are ahead.’

Professor Schot will give a farewell lecture in November at SPRU and begin his new role as professor of Comparative Global History at the Centre for Global Challenges in January 2019.