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Henk de Vries is professor of Standardisation Management at the Department of Technology and Operations Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). Standardisation management includes management of standardisation within companies and other organisations, management of standardisation projects in which multiple stakeholders cooperate, and management of a national quality infrastructure. The latter includes standardisation and conformity assessment. Professor De Vries studies this in relation to innovation management. He is the author and co-author of more than 400 publications in the field of standardisation. Until recently he was  President of the European Academy for Standardisation EURAS. The International Organization for Standardization ISO rewarded his education about standardisation as best in the world. Earlier in his career, Professor De Vries held a number of different positions at the Netherlands Standardization Institute NEN.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

Visiting Professor , Delft University of Technology

1 Sept 2016 → …

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