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Freshman of the Year awards (and recap Opening Academic Year FEB)

13 September 2021

Last week, during the Opening of the Academic Year FEB, the freshman awards were presented by our vice dean of education, Manda Broekhuis. There were four awards; for the freshmen of each Bachelor programme.

  • Kim van Birgelen, BSc Bedrijfskunde
  • Machiel Kroon, BSc Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Lars Boersma, BSc Economics and Business Economics
  • Merle Jacobsen, BSc International Business

Congratulations to the winners on their great results!

Freshman Awards
From left to right: Machiel Kroon, Kim van Birgelen, Lars Boersma and Merle Jacobsen

Opening of the Academic Year FEB about Leadership in Times of Crisis.

Next to handing out the freshman awards, the Opening of the Academic Year FEB revolved around the theme Leadership in Times of Crises. Professors Janka Stoker and Harry Garretsen chaired the event. After speeches from Peter Verhoef and EBF chairman Lars Wartena, Harry Garretsen gave an introduction to the theme and external guest Laura van Geest, chair of the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM, Autoriteit Financiële Markten), gave her keynote speech. The ceremony ended with a panel discussion in which Laura van Geest, Harry Garretsen and other external guest André Postema (chair of the board of the Martini Hospital) took part.

Unable to attend?

In case you missed the Opening of the Academic Year FEB, you can watch the recording here or take a look at the photos below.

Last modified:01 November 2021 2.12 p.m.

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