44th Dies Natalis celebration

Academic Leadership - Nurturing Talent, Developing Skills

On Friday 31 January 2020, UM celebrated its 44th Dies Natalis in Sint Janskerk. Organisational psychologist Prof. Carsten de Dreu (Leiden University) held the Dies lecture around this year's topic ‘‘Academic Leadership - Nurturing Talent, Developing Skills'’ and two honorary doctorates were awarded. During the ceremony, the Rector awarded the Wynand Wijnen Education Prize, the Dissertation Prize, and the Student Prizes.


Wynand Wijnen Education Prize

This year’s Wynand Wijnen Education Prize, awarded to staff members who have made an exceptional contribution to education at Maastricht University, went to Leo Köhler. She coordinates the Bachelor's degree programme in Biomedical Sciences and is an enormous source of assistance and moral support for all students.

Dissertation Prize

The 2019 Dissertation Prize, for the best thesis at the two Randwijck faculties, went to Raymond van de Berg of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences. His dissertation was titled: ‘The Vestibular Implant - Feasibility in humans’.

Master's Student Prize

The 2019 Master's Student Prizes were presented to nine students from six faculties for their outstanding master’s theses.

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