Loet Leydesdorf Hogeweg
76, 1018 WV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Department of Science & Technology Dynamics
University of Amsterdam
loet@leydesdorff.net
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Loet was born in August 21, 1948 in Djakarta (Dutch Indies). He is married and has two children. He obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry (cum laude) in 1969 and a MSc. in Biochemistry (cum laude) in 1973. After that he got an M.A. Philosophy in 1977 and his PhD in 1984 in the Faculty of Social Sciences (sociology).

From 1969 to 1972 he was a part?time professor for chemical technology at the Rietveld Academy of Arts in Amsterdam. For the next two years he was a teaching assistant for "Science and Society" at the Philosophy Faculty of the University of Amsterdam and from 1974 to 1976 he was an Assistant Professor for "Science and Society" at the Studium Generale of the State University of Utrecht. From 1978 to 1981 he was on the Daily Board of the Amsterdam Science Shop. Almost at the same time he was in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. In 1990 he was a Maître de Recherche, at the Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines, Paris. In 1996 he was distinguished AGT-Visitor on Communication Studies at the University of Calgary, Canada. He has been a Visiting Researcher at the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), Tokyo, Japan and a Senior lecturer at the Department of Science Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam where he also is a Senior lecturer at the Department of Communication Studies.

He has been part of the editorial board of several magazines such us: Scientometrics (since 1987), Social Science Information( since 1994), Industry and Higher Education (since 1997), Journal of Technology Transfer( since 1999), Enterprise and Innovation Management Studies (since 1999), Science, Technology and Society (2001-2002), Journal of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (JISSI) (1995-1998), and a contributing Editor to both Science, Technology & Human Values (1988-1990) and Science & Technology Studies (1987-1988). You may see a full list of publications at http://www.leydesdorff.net/list.htm