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Welcome to the Dutch Network on the Mathematics of Operations Research (LNMB)

LNMB, which stands for the Dutch Network on the Mathematics of Operations Research (Landelijk Netwerk Mathematische Besliskunde), is a collaborative initiative among Dutch universities and the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) in Amsterdam. Established in 1987, this interuniversity cooperation brings together researchersin the field of operations research.

LNMB has dual responsibilities. Firstly, the network provides courses for PhD and Master students. The PhD programme, comprising 18 courses taught in a two-year cycle, aims at broadening and deepening the knowledge of PhD students in the mathematics of Operations Research. Secondly, LNMB serves as an organisation for mathematical researchers specialising in Operations Research. The General Board, representing all universities and CWI, selects an Executive Board to oversee the network's activities. Currently, Prof.dr. G. Schäfer (CWI) is the chairman of the network and Prof.dr. Maria Vlasiou (UT) is its director.

Over the years, the administration of LNMB has transitioned between various universities. Initially administered by the University of Groningen from 1987 to 2001, it was then managed by the University of Maastricht from 2002 to 2006. Subsequently, the University of Twente took over administrative responsibilities from January 2007 until January 2020, followed by the University of Amsterdam from 2020 to 2023. As of 2024, the University of Twente has once again assumed the role of LNMB's administrator.