L. B. Holm-Nielsen

  • Name

    Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen

  • Dates

    1946 -

  • Specialities

    Bryophytes, Spermatophytes, Passifloraceae, Lichens

  • Roles

    Author, Collector, Determiner

  • Movement Details

    Denmark, Ecuador

  • Notes

    Determiner Notes: Nymphaeaceae
    Author Notes: Nord. J. Bot.
    Collector Notes: AAU

    From his web site at Aarhus University (28 Feb 2011):
    Rector Lauritz Broder Holm-Nielsen
    Date of birth: 8 November 1946
    Knight of First Class of the Order of Dannebrog, Denmark
    Gran Oficial del Orden Gabriela Mistral (Grand Officer), Chile
    Email: rektor@au.dk
    Tel: +45 8942 1141, mobile +45 2338 2126
    Web: http://person.au.dk/en/rektor@au.dk
    Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen was appointed Rector of Aarhus University in 2005, and he is Vice-
    Chairman of the Danish Rectors’ Conference and Board member of the European University
    Association (EUA). For 18 years he worked outside Europe and returned to Denmark from a 13-
    year-long position as Lead Higher Education Specialist at the World Bank, Washington, DC. For
    the World Bank he designed and evaluated sector investments around the globe and in particular in
    Asia and Latin America. While located in Washington, he remained active in university and
    research policy work in Denmark, i.a. as Vice-Chairman of the blue-ribbon commission on
    Science, Technology & Innovation (2000-01).
    His long-term commitment to research and talent development is reflected in national positions of
    trust, e.g. as Rector of the Danish Research Academy, Board member of the Danish National
    Research Foundation, Commissioner in the Prime Minister’s Growth Forum, Vice-Chairman of the
    Danish Government’s Research Commission, Chairman of the Danish Environmental Research
    Programme, Chairman of the Danish Natural Science Research Council and member of the Danish
    Academy of Natural Sciences as well as the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences.
    Internationally, Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen has also served as a member of OECD review teams on
    regional innovation systems in the Netherlands; Chairman of the Nordic Universities Association
    (NUS); President of the Nordic Academy for Advanced Study, Norway, Danish representative to
    the European Science Research Council (ESF) and founding member of Euroscience.
    Another strong commitment of Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen is the growth of developing countries
    through high quality university systems. In this capacity he has served as Commissioner of the
    Danish Africa Commission and Chairman of the Danish Council for Development Research.
    Holm-Nielsen graduated as a botanist from Aarhus University, where he was also Dean of the
    Faculty of Science (1976-79) – a position he left to take up a professorship in Ecuador. He has
    written about 130 research publications, the majority on Botany and on issues in higher education,
    science and technology, innovation and globalisation.
    As an expert of Botany, Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen held many international honorary offices such as
    Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Rome,
    Italy and Chairman of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Cali, Colombia.

  • Collections

    Botanical Collections