Prof. P.P.C.C. (Peter-Paul) Verbeek (1970) is Rector Magnificus and member of the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam.
Verbeek is also Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Science and Technology in a Changing World at the University of Amsterdam. His research and teaching focus on the relationship between humans and technology, viewed from an ethical perspective.
Until October 2022, he was Distinguished Professor of Philosophy of Technology at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Twente, where he was chair of the Philosophy of Human-Technology Relations research group and co-director of the DesignLab of the University of Twente. He was also honorary professor of Techno-Anthropology at Aalborg University, Denmark.
He is currently one of the six principal investigators of a 10-year research program on the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (ESDiT). He is also chair of the UNESCO World Commission for the Ethics of Science and Technology (COMEST) and chair of the ECP guidance committee on Ethics and Digitization. He also served, among other things, as vice-chairman of the board of the Rathenau Institute and chairperson of the KNAW Commission on the Freedom of Science.