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Riemer Vegter

Faculty of Medical Sciences / UMCG

Riemer Vegter (1981) initially followed a degree programme in architecture, but transfered to the University of Groningen to study Human Movement Sciences. He is a lecturer in mathematics and biomechanics at the Center for Human Movement Sciences. In 2015 he was awarded a PhD for his research into the learning of motor skills for wheelchair propulsion.

His current research focuses on the biophysical aspects of rehabilitation and adapted sports for people with a physical disability. His passion for rock climbing helps in this as a kind of ‘introspective study’ of solving complex movement problems. In a similar fashion, he is good at linking his inquisitive spirit to his teaching, and his understanding of how his students think helps him to strike the right chord with them. He uses didactic experiments such as live projections to work through assignments and he comes up with active modes of instruction which really appeal to his students. Vegter is known for the great enthusiasm with which he conducts his teaching duties, and has been voted Lecturer of the Year for Human Movement Sciences, despite the complexity of his course units.

Riemer Vegter
Riemer Vegter
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