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Eleven Groningen science and engineering students win national Young Talent Award

29 November 2022

On Monday November 28, eleven students of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (UG) were presented with a Young Talent Award by the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities ( KHMW ) in the Hodshon house in Haarlem. The prizes are for the advancement of higher scientific education in the fields of science and engineering and are made available by businesses, foundations, and funds in the respective fields.

Nine first-year Bachelor’s students won a Young Talent Incentive Award of EUR 500. They are the best first-year student of the Netherlands in their field, with the highest average score of their year:

Bachelor’s student


Made possible by

Jovan Andreevski

Incentive Award Mathematics and Technical Mathematics


Kristian de Groot

Incentive Award Biomedical Technology


Julia Kalinowska

Incentive Award Biology


Veronika Lamparská

Incentive Award Physics and Technical Physics

Stichting Physica

Pradnesh Mahadeshwar

Incentive Award Chemical Engineering


Martin Opat

Incentive Award Informatics and Technical Informatics


Kamil Petryczkiewicz

Incentive Award Chemistry


Ana Radu

Incentive Award Pharmacy or (Bio)pharmaceutical Sciences


Michal Tesnar

Incentive Award Artificial Intelligence

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Two Master’s students of the Faculty of Science and Engineering won a Young Talent Graduation Award:

Joshua Krause

3rd prize KNVI / KIVI Thesis Prizes for Informatics and Information Science, for his master thesis ‘Disentangling the Effects of Stimulus Frequency and Word Type on the Cognitive Processes Involved in Lexical Decision Making’ | EUR 1,000

Hanneke Woudenberg

KHMW Graduation Award for Astronomy, for her master thesis ‘Constraining the Milky Way's gravitational potential with the Helmi Streams' clumps: a complex story involving resonances and chaos’ | EUR 3,000

Every year, the KHMW takes care of the independent judging and award ceremony.

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