New Zealand-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professorship

The NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professorship programme enables a high-calibre New Zealand professor to spend three months in the School of Advanced Study with access to extensive research facilities and the appropriate academic specialists as required.

The NZ-UK Link Foundation anticipates that this new Visiting Professorship will establish a high profile in the UK, especially in London. It therefore seeks to appoint high-calibre candidates whose research interests contribute to an understanding and appreciation of some important aspects of the contemporary relationship between the UK and NZ. Successful candidates might represent numerous academic disciplines – from history to environmental science, from economics to social policy, from political science to trade, and so on. The Foundation does not expect that candidates should be limited to those with NZ nationality or residency but candidates must have an excellent understanding of the circumstances in both the UK and NZ so as to be able to make a significant contribution.

NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor 2015

The NZ-UK Link Foundation, in conjunction with the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS), is pleased to announce Jacques Poot as the recipient of the 2015 Visiting Professorship.

Professor Poot studied econometrics at the Free University Amsterdam and has a PhD from New Zealand’s Victoria University of Wellington, where he held various academic positions between 1979 and 2003. He was also foreign professor at the University of Tsukuba in Japan (1994-97 and 2002). He is a correspondent (honorary fellow) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of: the Regional Science Association International, the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration at University College London; and at the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn. He is also a research affiliate at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research in Wellington. His research interests include all aspects of the economics of population and he has also carried out research in other areas, including meta-analysis, the geography of economic growth, the construction sector, transportation, housing and forecasting.

Read our press release.

NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professorship programme of public lectures, October-November 2015:

14 October 2015, 18:30–20:00
Is welfare the magnet that draws the migrants? Lessons from Australasia
University of Southampton

21 October, 17:30–19.00
Does cultural diversity boost innovation?
Centre for Migration, Policy & Society (COMPAS), Oxford University

12 November, 18:00–19.30
Migration, networks and international trade
University of Leeds

25 November, 18:30–20:00
Can the ‘weight of evidence’ on impacts shape the future of international migration?
Wolfson Theatre, London School of Economics

NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professorship programme of public lectures, October-November flyer [PDF]    

Past NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Fellows


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