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Opening of the Academic Year: Climate change as a new business reality

20 September 2018

Last Thursday, 6 September 2018, we officially opened the Academic Year! This year's theme was "Climate change as a new business reality". We welcomed speakers on climate change and handed out awards to best students, lecturers and researchers.

With inspiring lectures from Marcel Beukeboom, Climate Envoy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Matthijs Bierman, Managing Director of Triodos Bank Nederland.

Marcel Beukeboom shared his views on: What do the (inter)national climate agreements imply for businesses and the economy in the years to come? Matthijs Bierman discussed: Responsible or complicit? The role of banks in the energy transition.

Besides the lectures we had an awards ceremony for the freshmen of the year, the newcomer of the year, the lecturer of the year and the researchers of the year.

And the awards went to...

Freshmen of the Year

Freshmen of the Year

  • Laura Wilken, BSc International Business
  • Wietze Koops, BSc Econometrics and Operations Research (overall winner)
  • Alexander van Slooten, BSc Economics and Business Economics
  • Remco Bos, BSc Business Administration
Newcomer of the Year: Anna Minasyan

Newcomer of the Year

Dr Anna Minasyan

Lecturer of the Year: Marc Kramer

Lecturer of the Year

Dr Marc Kramer

Outstanding junior researcher: Ward Romeijnders

Outstanding junior researcher

Dr Ward Romeijnders

Outstanding researcher: Marcel Timmer

Outstanding researcher

Prof. Marcel Timmer

After the ceremony we enjoyed drinks and music in the Faculty Plaza.

Take a look at the pictures and video.

Last modified:28 September 2018 3.17 p.m.

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