Carola Hein first LDE Professor

Carola Hein Professor in Delft, Rotterdam and Leiden



“I see opportunities to bring different worlds together”, said Professor Carola Hein. (Photo: Frank Auperlé)


Since January, Carola Hein, Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning History at Delft University of Technology, has also been affiliated with the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Developmental Sociology at Leiden University and as Professor of Water, Ports and Historic Cities at the Erasmus School for History, Culture and Communication. She is working on connecting the present with the past for better future scenarios. Hein is the first non-medical professor with appointments at each of the three partners in the LDE cooperation between Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University. 


This triple appointment is an extension of the UNESCO Chair in Water, Ports and Historic Cities that Hein was recently appointed to. She is looking forward to it. “It’s beautiful and exciting, but above all I see opportunities to bring different worlds together.”


She is combining this diversity in the new LDE Minor (Re)Imagining Port Cities: Understanding Space, Society and Culture. Starting in September 2022, students will be able to learn about observation, design, and multidisciplinary collaboration.


Appointments at all three universities in Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam were made earlier within the Medical Delta partnership to Professors Marco van Vulpen, Jaap Harlaar and Andrea Evers. (JW)


Science editor Jos Wassink

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