Frank van Vree will succeed Marjan Schwegman as the director of NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. NIOD is one of the research institutes of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Van Vree is currently the Dean of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam. He will take up his post on 1 September 2016. Because Schwegman will step down on 1 February, Wichert ten Have, former Head of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at NIOD, will serve as interim director.