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Posted 2020-06-19 14:15:07 by Admin
Professor Frans Willekens

We are delighted to announce that a QuantMig team member, Professor Frans Willekens (NIDI), has been bestowed with the 2020 Mindel C. Sheps Award by the Population Association of America.

The honour is awarded every two years for "outstanding contributions to mathematical demography or demographic methodology".

For Professor Willekens, a former Director of NIDI, emeritus professor of Demography at the University of Groningen, resting member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Doctor honoris causa of the Warsaw School of Economics, his accomplishments cover a spectacularly broad range of topic areas, from multistate demography, through formal modelling and forecasting of migration processes, to microsimulations and agent-based models, next to outstanding examples of the service to the demographic community.

More information about the award can be found on the Population Europe website. The video from the 2020 PAA Mindel C. Scheps Award is available below.

Warmest congratulations from the whole QuantMig team!

  


This work has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 870299 QuantMig: Quantifying Migration Scenarios for Better Policy. This document reflects the authors'view and the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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