After four years, the lectorate Research & Trendwatching of Patrick van der Duin will end in September. During these four years, the emphasis was placed on research into future developments in society and technology. In addition, the focus was on the professionalization of the field of work. This has resulted in various publications, some of which have been written by lecturers of ILS. Later this year, a selection of the results will be published in a book. Then will also be announced who will succeed Van der Duin. Since September 2016, Van der Duin is head of The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT).