The EUPRERA community unanimously recognizes as Distinguished Scholar in Public Relations Wim Elving, professor of Sustainable Communication at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, Netherlands.

Wim has for many years contributed internationally to developing research and education in corporate and strategic communication. After a master exam in psychology and a doctorate at Twente University in 1999, focusing care of cancer patients, he started working at University of Amsterdam, mainly focusing internal and change communication. Last decade he has done research in sub-fields such as CSR and sustainability.

He was editor-in-chief for Corporate Communications, an International Journal (CCIJ) for 10 years (2006-2015) and have chaired CSR Communication conferences for several years. Besides being an excellent educator and scholar, he has contributed to the development of the field as a leader in several and impressive ways.

Wim received the recognition on the occasion of the EUPRERA congress in Vienna. Congratulations Wim!

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