Senior Vice President, Global Academic Relations
Areas of Expertise: Partnering with academia, research performance analysis, global research trends, research management, astrophysics, publishing industry trends and partnerships
Michiel Kolman is Senior Vice President at Elsevier and heads a global academic relations team dedicated to engaging in dialogue with key stakeholders in the academic community in Europe, Asia and North America: academies of science, research councils and university leaders. Since joining Elsevier in 1995, he has served in a range of core publishing positions, including Publishing Director, during which he launched one of the first on-line journals in the industry: New Astronomy. Michiel was Managing Director of the Elsevier office in Frankfurt, Germany, for four years during which the much coveted Beilstein Database was acquired by Elsevier. Prior to Elsevier he worked for Kluwer Academic Publishers (now part of Springer). He holds an undergraduate degree from Leiden University in the Netherlands and a PhD in astrophysics from Columbia University in New York where he studied with a Fulbright scholarship. As a twenty year veteran of the publishing industry with a personal commitment to scientists and health professionals in developing nations through Research4Life, he was elected to the Executive Committee of the International Publishers Association (IPA) in 2010.
Who does what research, and who excels? By Warna Oosterbaan NRC Handelsblad, November 9, 2010 Interview with Michiel Kolman about (the launch of) SciVal Spotlight country maps. Focus on the Dutch country map, outlining the top research areas and institutions in the Netherlands.
“India in global top ten in research article output Biometric tool SciVal Spotlight lists nation's research strengths”The Hindu, January 6, 2011 Interview with Michiel Kolman