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UG alumni in Sweden have lunch with Nobel Prizewinner Feringa

16 December 2016
The attendees in front of the beautiful Embassy building.

UG alumni who live in Sweden recently attended a very special lunch during the Nobel Week in Stockholm. At the invitation of the Dutch Ambassador Ines Coppoolse, they met Nobel Prizewinner Ben Feringa in the beautiful Embassy building.

In her speech, Coppoolse referred to the huge impression Feringa had made while in Sweden. The Ambassador enthusiastically related that he was one of only a handful of Nobel Laureates to have made the front page of the newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

Lovely meeting

Coppoolse had asked the alumni and other Dutch citizens in Sweden to send in questions for Feringa in advance. This led to a lovely meeting for ex-pharmacy student Carsten Steiger, who currently works for the Karolinska Institutet, with his former lecturer Feringa. The professor could still tell great stories about that course unit.

Maurice Jenkens, graduate in International Organizations and currently Sales & Marketing Director for Hexicon AB, really enjoyed the lunch in honour of Feringa too. ‘In Sweden everyone follows the Nobel Prize giving ceremony, and particularly the traditional banquet in the Town Hall. Everyone is glued to the television.’

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