Some biographical data:
Name: Remke Kruk
Year of birth: 1942
Place of birth: Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Study and exams:
- 1954-1960: Gemeentelijk Gymnasium, Apeldoorn. Diploma: Gymnasium A.
- 1960-1966: Leiden University, major: Arabic; minor: New Persian.
- “kandidaatsexamen”: 14 juni 1963
- doctoral exam: 7 oktober 1966.
- 1966-1967: study at Cairo University, Egypte.
- 1978: PhD at the University of Amsterdam. Promotor (supervisor): Prof.dr. H.J. Drossaart Lulofs. Title of dissertation: The Arabic Version of Aristotle's Parts of Animals. Book XI-XIV of the Kitâb al-Hayawân; a critical edition with introduction and selected glossary.
- August 1967-December 1969: research fellow, later assistant professor, at the University of Leiden.
- January 1969-January 1990: Assistant professor, later associate professor, at the University of Utrecht.
- February 1990-October 2007: Full professor of Arabic Language and Culture at the University of Leiden.
- January-May 1994: visiting fellow at NELC (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures), Harvard University.
- 2000: appointed as member of the KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences).
- January-May 2002: visiting fellow at NELC (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures), Harvard University.
- September 2008-January 2009: visiting fellow at MEIS (Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies), New York University, New York.
- 2007- : affiliate fellow of LIAS (Leiden Institute for Area Studies).
- Co-editor (with H. Daiber) of the series Aristoteles Semitico-Latinus
- Member of the Editorial Board of Oriens
- Member of the Advisory Board of Encyclopaedia of Islam 3
- Member of the Editorial Board of "Studia graeco-arabic