Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen is President of EuroScience, and Executive Director of the Sino-Danish Center (SDC), Beijing. He was the Rector of Aarhus University from 2005-2013, is High Level Advisor to the Senior Management Group at Aarhus University (AU), he is Chairman of the Danish National Fund for Nature, member of the Governing Board of Gothenburg University, Sweden, is member of the International Advisory Board for Campus Internacional, Santander, Spain, and for Universidad Autonoma de Nueva Leon, Monterrey, Mexico.
Throughout his career he has been member of and chaired numerous councils, boards and advisory bodies in higher education and research, and in his own academic field, biology and the environment. In addition he has been dedicated to international development. Lauritz Holm-Nielsen has worked 18 years abroad of which 12 years in Washington D.C. at the World Bank.
He was Vice President of the European University Association (EUA), Chairman of the Nordic University Association, Vice Chairman of Universities Denmark, Board Member of the Danish National Research Foundation, Chairman for the Nordic Academy for Advanced Study, Rector of the Danish Research Academy, Chairman of the Danish Natural Science Research Council and the Danish Council for Development Research.
Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen was member of the Danish Prime Minister's Growth Forum and member of the Africa Commission, Vice-Chairman of the Danish Research Commission, and member of several OECD expert review teams and other international review and advisory panels on higher education, research and innovation.
Commander of the Order of Dannebrog, Denmark
Gran Oficial del Orden Gabriela Mistral (Grand Officer), Chile
Received the World Bank's outstanding performance award 2000, 2001, 2002. Fellow of the Danish Academy of Natural Sciences (DNA); Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV); and the Society of Science and Letters, Aarhus, Denmark.