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Soete, Luc

Rector Magnificus of Maastricht University, Department

Luc Soete is Rector Magnificus of Maastricht University. Before that he was Director of the United Nations University research and training institute (UNU-MERIT) in Maastricht and Professor of Internal Economic Relations and Director-Dean of the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance at Maastricht University. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Science and Technology Policy (AWT) and the Royal Dutch Academy of Science (KNAW).

Soete’s research is strongly embedded in what has become known today as innovation studies. This broad multi-disciplinary field focuses on the nature, origin and determinants of innovation in its different forms. It has witnessed an enormous expansion over the last decades. Soete has contributed to the blossoming of this field since his first publication in the late 70’s.

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