Gerard de Zeeuw was born March 11, 1936, in Banjoewangi
(Indonesia, former Dutch Indies). He Holds MSc's in Mathematics,
Statistics and Econometrics. His Ph.D. is entitled 'Model thinking in
Since 1994 he is Visiting Professor at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside (area: systems and management), and at the London School of Economics (social and organisational psychology). During three years he lectured at the Agricultural University of Wageningen. He was elected twice as Fellow of the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study.
His largest research project was entitled 'Support, Survival and Culture', funded on a personal basis by the Ministry of Education of the Netherlands (Dfl 10,000,000). This project represented a culmination of his long time work on research methods to study and implement ëuser valuesí, and on research designs to support individual and social action. An international evaluation committee judged the project's results to be 'excellent'.
Gerard de Zeeuw has been organisationally active. His appointments include President of the International Federation for Systems Research, President and Board member of the Dutch Systems Group, Dean of the Faculty of Andragology, Chair of the department of research methodology in the Faculty of Psychology, Board member of the University of Amsterdam. He is extraordinary member of the Dutch Institute of Psychologists, for his efforts to promote the study of psychology, and honorary member of the United Kingdom Systems Society. He organised more than 100 conferences, in different disciplines.