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Niels O. Schiller

Professor of Psycho- and Neurolinguistics

Faculty of Arts

‘First, think about what you can't do in Maastricht, which you might be able to do here,' Lisa Cheng advised artfully. Schiller thought hard about it, as did his wife, and having counted their future blessings, they decided to make the move. Schiller: ‘Leiden has a Faculty of Arts, for example, which Maastricht doesn't have.  And, more importantly, psycholinguistics in Maastricht was possibly going to be scaled down.  My group was growing, but I saw my specialist field becoming steadily less well represented in education.  And within two weeks my wife had a very interesting position as clinical psychologist. That was well before my appointment was finalised.’