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drs. A.R.M. Gigengack

drs. A.R.M. Gigengack
050 36 38986 (Secretariaat)
050 36 37230 (Kantoor)

I was born in 1951 in Valley Stream, N.Y., not far away from New York City. In 1971 I arrived in The Netherlands and, after an initial year during which I continued studying physics, I switched to economics in 1972. In the period 1974-1981 I was a student assistant at Chemistry, the ANS ("Astronomical Netherlands Satellite") Project, and the Faculty of Economics, where my time was devoted mainly to computer programming. In 1982 I started working at the Department of International Economics of the Faculty of Economics in the "World Model Project", a joint effort with researchers from Australia's Department of Arts, Heritage and Environment, the East-West Center (Honolulu), and Kent University. Towards the end of the 80s research made way for teaching (international) economics at various faculties within the RuG (Law, Arts, Bedrijfskunde, and of course the FEB, both at the bachelor and master's level), at the Amsterdam School of International Relations (ASIR), Webster's University and the University of Budapest (currently Corvinus, but at the time the Karl Marx University of Economics).


In addition to teaching I participated over the years in a number of ICT related committees within the FEW (currently FEB) and RuG, and actively pursue new ways to employ ICT in my various teaching activities.

From May 1st I will be working from the Arts Faculty, Harmonie, Room 507.


Personal interests: computers/programming/internet, music, and Belgian cafes/biers, ICT applications in teaching.


Current Committees:

  - Education Committee IB/IO (Arts Faculty)

  - Stuurgroep Webcommunicatie (Advisory Organ RuG Website)


Laatst gewijzigd:15 februari 2021 11:33

Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands


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Working hours:
Tue-Fri from 09:00 - 17:00
+31 50 36 38986 (Secretary)
+31 50 36 37230 (Office)