Frank Kresin appointed as new Dean Faculty Digital Media & Creative Industries

We’re very happy to announce that Frank Kresin, has been appointed as Dean Faculty Digital Media & Creative Industries, of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

F. J. (Frank) Kresin (Weert, 1972) is currently director of the DesignLab at the University of Twente. At the lab, students, researchers, companies and governments work together to connect science and society via design thinking.

His career has been forged at the intersection of art, science and technology. He studied at the Netherlands Film Academy and completed a master’s degree in Artifical Intelligence at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in 1997. After his studies, he managed the Digital University’s e-learning programme and served as research director at Amsterdam Waag Society, to name a few of his roles.

Kresin has an extensive network in the creative and ICT sectors. He has been involved in setting up major R&D projects that put technology to use for urban residents, such as CitySDKCode for Europe and the Smart Citizens Lab. He also devised Kies op Maat, which boosts student mobility in higher education.

Kresin: “My aim is to strengthen the connections between the faculty’s programmes, between education and research, between FDMCI and other faculties, and between the faculty and the city. I view this as a wonderful challenge and look forward to getting to work with the many stakeholders involved.”

Gijs Gootjes, Head of Strategy Digital Society School is delighted with the prospect of working with the visionair and critical thinker. I believe Frank Kresin in his position as dean will be able to play a major role in the digital transition of society. He will be able to inspire and attract students and position Amsterdam as the place for meaningful integration of technology in society.
Marco van Hout, Head of Programmes & Impact at Digital Society School: “For DSS it is a great opportunity to further strengthen our societal and sustainable focus. Frank inspired the Design Lab in Twente to focus on the Sustainable Development Goals and ethical and philosophical approaches to integrate technology in society. Since this is also at the core of DSS’ vision, we could not have wished for a better fit for the position of dean of our Faculty.”
With Geleyn Meijer as member of the board, and rector of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and Frank Kresin as dean of the Faculty Digital Media & Creative industries, the AUAS has installed creative leadership that will support the Digital Society School in the digital transformation of society.