This year’s PhD prize of the University of Groningen has been awarded to Dr. Fardo Eringa, for her dissertation entitled This is it: Worldviews and fandom of female Michael Jackon-pilgrims and their journeys towards living Mike-like. Fardo received the award from Prof. Cisca Wijmenga, Rector of the university, at the Ceremony of Merits on 1 July 2022.
Since 2015, the Wieringa-Rengerink prize is awarded annually to the PhD student who has written the best UG dissertation. Each faculty chooses its own winner and from this selection the jury, consisting of former rectors, chooses the final winner. Only exceptionally good dissertations are eligible (at least cum laude). The Wierenga-Rengerink family provides the prize through the Ubbo Emmius Fund. The winner receives €7.500 for further academic development.
Would you like to know more about Fardo’s research? Then you should read her interview about the phenomenon ‘Michaeling’.
Prof. Moniek Tromp has been appointed Captain of Science of the Chemistry Top Sector by the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. As from 1 July 2023, she succeeded Prof. Bert Weckhuysen from Utrecht University.
Leonardo Arriagada Beltran conducted his PhD research on the interface of computer-generated art and the constantly evolving field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). He will defend his Phd thesis on 21 September. His research offers valuable insights...
Harish Vedantham and Casper van der Kooi have been nominated by New Scientist for Wetenschapstalent 2023 (Science Talent 2023). This election is meant to give young scientists and their research a stage.
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