Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
About usFaculty of Spatial Sciences

Allianz European Demographer Award 2018 for Fanny Janssen

12 April 2018
Fanny Janssen (left) and Kieron Barclay (right) with their awards
Fanny Janssen (left) and Kieron Barclay (right) with their awards

On 10 April, Professor in Demography Fanny Janssen from the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, received the prestigious 2018 Allianz European Demographer Award, which was handed out in at the Allianz Forum in Berlin.

The Allianz European Demographer Award honours outstanding research in the field of population studies on demographic change in Europe, achieved by a researcher in the early stage of their career and a researcher at a more advanced stage.

The evaluation committee, composed of highly renowned international experts in population studies, judged the many nominations they received, and selected Fanny Janssen for the experienced researcher award. The junior award was won by Kieron Barclay (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock).

The evaluation committee honoured Janssen’s outstanding scientific excellence and the highly innovative research achievements, which are of great scientific relevance and high international visibility.

Dr. Andreas Edel, member of the jury and Executive Secretary of Population Europe, stated: "Her outstanding research record includes a number of highly influential studies on the long-term development of mortality and health patterns across Europe. This research has substantially contributed to the understanding of mortality trends and mortality differences between countries and sexes, and to come-up with better projections of future life expectancy."

Last modified:01 May 2018 10.56 a.m.
printView this page in: Nederlands

More news

  • 02 July 2019

    Tackling bicycle chaos through nudging

    Healthy food displayed at eye height, electronic signs showing smiley faces, red carpets to ward off bikes. We are all being ‘nudged’ on a regular basis, encouraged to behave in a particular way. Koen Bandsma is researching how this works on the street...

  • 13 June 2019

    Prof. Dirk Strijker to receive Royal Decoration

    On Thursday 13 June, Prof. D. Strijker was appointed Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau. The Mayor of Aa en Hunze T. Baas presented the award in the Blue Room of the Duisenberg Building.

  • 27 May 2019

    Geschiedenis FRW: eerste internationale wetenschapper Gregory Ashworth

    In 1979 bij de Subfaculteit wordt de uit Engeland afkomstige Gregory Ashworth benoemd als wetenschappelijk medewerker voor stadsgeografie. Het is destijds voor het eerst dat voor een vacature in de wetenschappelijke staf ook in het buitenland wordt...