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Opening of the Academic Year: Working up a sweat with Zora

12 September 2016
Zora the care robot

Last Thursday we officially opened the Academic Year! This year's theme was "New Perspectives on health and value-based healthcare". We welcomed speakers on healthcare and handed out awards to best students and lecturers.

With inspiring lectures of Machteld Huber, founder of the Institute of Positive Health, Ate van der Zee, Professor of Gynaecological Oncology and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the UMCG, and Liesbeth de Vries, Professor Medical Oncology at the UMCG, we got a peek into the future of health and healthcare. Also, we worked up a serious sweat with our very special 'guest' Zora the care robot. Besides the lectures we had an awards ceremony for the newcomer, lecturer and freshmans of the year.

And the awards went to...
Freshmen of the year
Freshmen of the year
Freshmen of the Year
  • Inge Naberman (BSc International Business)

  • Amanda Pieper (BSc Business Administration)

  • Demi Baks (BSc Economics and Business Economics)

  • Bas Jaspers (BSc Econometrics and Operations Research)

Dr. Kruse could not attend the opening, but students of Quest handed him the cheque (and flowers) afterwards.
Dr. Kruse could not attend the opening, but students of Quest handed him the cheque (and flowers) afterwards.
Newcomer of the Year

Robinson Kruse

Dr. Robinson Kruse teaches several Econometrics courses in the Bachelor and "Research Methods in Finance" in the Master of the Econometrics programme. Students are very enthusiastic about dr. Kruse. A few reviews:

'He was a really great lecturer. He was able to make the theory understandable.'’

‘He is very good in explaining the topics because of his enthusiasm.’'

Dr. Liane Voerman
Dr. Liane Voerman
Lecturer of the Year

Liane Voerman

Dr. Liane Voerman teaches in the bachelor and master programme of Marketing. Students say:

“Very good and interesting lectures by Ms. Voerman! The lectures really gave an 'extra thing' to the course.”

“I really liked her. She made the topics really interesting by mentioning daily problems/situations. I just love her accent! Nice to listen to.”

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

You can find the pictures and video of the event on our Facebook Page.

Last modified:15 September 2016 10.08 a.m.

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