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Paul Timmers

Adjunct Professor, Cybersecurity


School of Sciences

Adjunct Faculty

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department Thesis title (Optional Entry)
Gymnasium ß 1974 St Thomas College, Venlo, NL
MSc Physics 1980 University of Nijmegen, NL Mathematics & Physics
PhD Theoretical Physics 1985 University of Nijmegen, NL Theoretical High Energy Physics Nucleon-Antinucleon Interaction
MBA 1998 Warwick Business School, UK Marketing in business-to-business Internet-based electronic commerce
Certificate 2014 Harvard University, USA Kennedy School of Government Global Cybersecurity

Employment History

Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2017 -
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK
Research associate
2017 Now
University of Rijeka
Rijeka, Croatia
Visiting Professor Digital Transformation
2020 2020 Global Diplomatic Forum London, UK
Cybersecurity Lecturer, Global Diplomacy


Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2020 When sovereignty leads and cyberlaw follows EU Institute of Security Studies / Directions Oct 2020 5
2020 Sustainability in business models in the network economy Jabłoński, M., Sarkis, J. Electronic Markets Oct 2020 4
2020 There will be no global 6G, unless we resolve sovereignty concerns in 5G governance Nature Electronics Vol 3(1) 3
2019 Challenged by Digital Sovereignty Journal of Internet Law 23(6) 10
2019 Ethics of AI and Cybersecurity When Sovereignty is at Stake Minds & Machines 29 10
2019 Strategic autonomy and cybersecurity EU Institute of Security Studies / Policy In Focus May 2019 10
2019 Calling the Shots, Standardization for EU Competitiveness in a digital era Bildt, C., et al Report Taskforce 30
2018 The European Union’s cybersecurity industrial policy Journal of Cyber Policy 3:3 22
2016 Cybersecurity a Key Pillar of the European Digital Single Market Fereira, A. ERCIM News Special Issue on Cybersecurity 106 1
1999 Electronic Commerce: Strategies and Models for Business-to-Business Trading (book) John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Oct 1999 268
1998 Business Models for Electronic Markets International Journal of Electronic Markets 98(2) 6


Research Projects

Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2020 Digital Health EC Leader
2020 Cybersecurity and Digital Strategic Autonomy NL government Project leader
2020 Digitale soevereiniteit NL government Research team member
2019 Digitalisation and Sustainability DE government Senior researcher
2018 Visitation Hogeschool Utrecht Hobéon Research team member
2017 Cybersecurity Industrial Policy Berkeley Univer. Research team member

Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees

Period Organization Title of Position or Service Key Activities
2020- EUC Chief Scientist CYBER.CERIDES Scientific directions
2018- EU Cyber Direct Strategy advisor Strategy
2018- European Policy Center Senior Advisor a.o. Taskforce Circular Economy
2018-2020 EIT Health Chief Advisor Strategy (AI, data, digital)
2018- eGovernance Academy Estonia Supervisory Board member Supervision
2017- Digital Enlightenment Forum Board member Strategy, directions
2000- Electronic Markets Journal Editorial Board member Scientific editorial

Awards/International Recognition

Date Title Awarded by:
2017 Diamond Award for Outstanding Work in Advancing Assistive Technology in Europe AAATE
2008 EU Fellowship Chapel Hill European Commission
2008 Best Conference Paper European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research
1998 MBA with Distinction Warwick Business School
1986 First of class, Gymnasium ß Thomas College

Other Achievements

Date Title Key Activities:
1998- Most cited paper of International Journal Electronic Markets Business Models for Electronic Markets (Vol 98(2))