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In the footsteps of Aletta Jacobs

Aletta Jacobs

Aletta Jacobs was the first woman in the Netherlands to register at a university as a regular student, on 20 April 1871. Now, 150 years later, the UG honours her with ‘the Aletta Year’. Part of the celebration is this series of interviews and articles about remarkable and inspiring alumnae of our university. During the Aletta Year we will publish one interview every week.

'It seemed only logical to me that people should be equal'
'It seemed only logical to me that people should be equal'

Renske Leijten, member of the House of Representatives for the Socialistische Partij (SP)

'I will be drawing on my history as an athlete for the rest of my life. It’s a common thread.'
'I will be drawing on my history as an athlete for the rest of my life. It’s a common thread.'

Karin Kienhuis, elite athlete and regional director Alfa College

'The women in my family are my example'
'The women in my family are my example'

Cisca Wijmenga, Rector magnificus UG

‘As a woman scientist, I am fighting against prejudices’
‘As a woman scientist, I am fighting against prejudices’

Hinke Osinga, Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Auckland

‘I am leaving the consultation room, but staying at the barricades.’
‘I am leaving the consultation room, but staying at the barricades.’

Angela Maas, Professor of Cardiology for Women at the Radboud UMC

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