Guus Schreiber was appointed per 1 December 2016 as Dean of the Faculty of Earth & Life Sciences and the Facilty of Sciences of VU University Amsterdam. He is also a professor of Intelligent Information Systems at the Department of Computer Science department of the VU.His research interests are mainly in knowledge and web science , with a special interest for applications in the field of cultural heritage. He was one of the key developers of the CommonKADS methodology. He acted as chair of W3C groups for Semantic Web standards such as RDF 1.1, OWL, SKOS and RDFa. His Web & Media research group is involved a wide range of national and international research projects.
Schreiber studied medicine at the University of Utrecht. After working two years at the University of Leiden in the Medical Informatics department he joined in 1986 the SWI (Social Science Informatics) group of Bob Wielinga at the University of Amsterdam, where he was involved in research on knowledge engineering. In 1992 he was awarded a Ph.D. on a thesis entitled "Pragmatics of the Knowledge Level". In 2003 he moved to the VU.