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Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health

Together for more healthy years

Impact Event: behind the scenes of academic impact

When:Th 15-09-2022
Where:DOT, Groningen
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It has been almost 5 years of the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health and a lot has happened since the opening in 2018. We have worked hard together with our network of researchers and partners to create more healthy years for everyone.

Join us on the 15th of September 2022 at the DOT for an impact show 'Behind the scenes of academic impact' , where we would like to share with you what challenges and opportunities we have encountered and how we have turned them into impactful stories.

We will explore different perspectives : how to create impact on regional, national, and international level, what is the importance of young, talented researchers in the impact journey, and what is the role of media in it?

During the event, Jochen Mierau will share his impact story and will give his farewell as a scientific director of the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health.

See the programme with a broad spectrum of acedamic and societal speakers below and register!

The event is open for anyone who is interested or involved in working towards societal impact through academia.
The event will be in both Dutch and English. Dutch presentations will be translated by an interpreter for the international audience.


13:00 Welcome coffee
13:30 Welcome by the host Sander Baesjou
13:35 Keynote speaker: Johan Woltjer
Professor of urban development and planning
Dean of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, UG
13:50 Impact shorts : Where does research end and politics begin?
Anja Zantinge
Marianne de Visser
Maarten den Braber
Arno Rutte
13:55 Couch talk: Aletta in the region
Dorine Sibbes
Jeroen Pronk
Margreet de Graaf
Cora-Yfke Sikkema
14:15 Keynote speaker: Marielle Gebben
Creative entrepreneur
Process supervisor PHDNL/Aletta Advies
14:30 Coffee Break
15:10 Impact shorts: Aletta on/across the border
Hans Gerd Nothwang
Alex Friedrich
15:15 Couch talk: Aletta and talent
Hermien Dijk
Jelle Brouwer
Thomas Reindersma
15:35 Short intermezzo
15:40 Couch talk: Aletta and the media
Arend van Wijngaarden
Esther Metting
Rina Knoeff
16:05 Keynote speaker: Jochen Mierau
Scientific director AJSPH (2018- June 2022)
Scientific director Lifelines
Professor Public Health economics
16:30 Drinks: Farewell to Jochen Mierau