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Prof. dr. G.H. van Kooten - Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies

Prof. dr. Geurt Henk van Kooten
Prof. dr. Geurt Henk van Kooten

Geurt Henk van Kooten has worked for the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies since 2002 and was appointed Professor of New Testament & Early Christianity in 2006. He was also Dean between 2008 and 2013. Should Van Kooten win the election this time, it would be the second time in his career: he has been UG Lecturer of the Year once before, in 2008.

As a lecturer, Van Kooten creates an open atmosphere and encourages students to adopt a critical attitude and formulate their own viewpoints. Students praise Van Kooten’s creativity in finding examples, allowing them to better understand challenging subjects and have more fun in the process. They also appreciate his enthusiasm for his field and when lecturing, which inspires both current and prospective students who meet him at Open Days or symposia. He also encourages alumni to continue to use their knowledge and academic way of thinking in practice. He structures his course units well, communicates clearly and is easily approachable, both in person and by email. Van Kooten plants the seeds, as it were, from which students will reap the fruits for the rest of their lives.

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