43rd Dies Natalis celebration

Global Challenges – Future Imaginations

On Friday 25 January 2019, UM celebrated its 43rd Dies Natalis in Sint Janskerk. Minister Sigrid Kaag held the Dies lecture around this year’s topic, ‘Global Challenges, Future Imaginations’ and two honorary doctorates were awarded. During the ceremony, the Rector awarded the Wynand Wijnen Education Prize, the Dissertation Prize, and the Student Prizes.

Impressions from the Dies Natalis


Wynand Wijnen Education Prize

The Wynand Wijnen Education Prize, for staff who have made an exceptional contribution to education, was awarded to Fabienne Crombach. She coordinates PREMIUM, UM’s honours programme for master’s students.

Dissertation Prize

The 2018 Dissertation Prize, this year awarded for the best doctoral dissertation from the inner city faculties, went to Hortense Jongen from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Her thesis is entitled: ‘Combating corruption the soft way: The authority of peer reviews in the global fight against graft.’

Master Student Prize

The Master Student Prize 2018 was awarded to nine students, coming from all six faculties, for their exceptional master theses.

 Also have a look at the student video report of the Dies Natalis

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