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Nine Groningen science and engineering students win national Young Talent Award

01 December 2020

On Monday November 30, nine UG students of the Faculty of Science and Engineering were presented with a Young Talent Award by the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities ( KHMW ) during an online ceremony. 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.

Seven 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

Jefta Pruim

Young Talent Incentive Award for Mathematics and Applied Mathematics


Johan Polet

Young Talent Incentive Award for Physics and Applied Physics

Stichting Physica

Berjan Stouwie

Young Talent Incentive Award for Chemistry


Jakub Łucki

Young Talent Incentive Award for Computing Science and Computer Engineering


Dennis Čiliak

Young Talent Incentive Award for Chemical Engineering

Koninklijke Van Wijhe Verf

Samira Lier

Young Talent Incentive Award for Pharmacy or (Bio)pharmaceutical Sciences


Tristan Achterberg

Young Talent Incentive Award for Biology

Enza Zaden

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

Jana Riederer

MSc Ecology & Evolution

Enza Zaden Award for Biology , for her Master’s thesis ‘ Evolution of evolvability’ | EUR 3.000

Mark Oosterloo MSc Astronomy

De Zeeuw-Van Dishoeck Graduation Award for Astronomy, for his Master’s thesis ‘The role of plate tectonics in the long-term evolution of atmospheric carbon dioxide content on Earth-like exoplanets’ | EUR 3.000

Every year, the KHMW takes care of the independent judging and award ceremony at the Hodshon House in Haarlem.

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