Maastricht University honours Winnie Bosch with UM Medallion of Honour

On February 1, 2024, Winnie Bosch bid farewell as the director of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) at Maastricht University (UM) after an impressive career spanning over 43 years. In recognition of his exceptional dedication and remarkable contributions to the university and the broader community, the Board of Directors of UM has decided to honour Winnie Bosch with the UM Medallion of Honour.

This prestigious award is bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the university and have had a profound impact on both individuals and the wider academic community. Winnie Bosch has left an indelible mark during his long tenure at UM and has made an invaluable contribution to the development and reputation of both FHML and the university as a whole.

As Senior Controller and later as director of FHML, Winnie Bosch played a crucial role in the growth and development of the faculty and the university. His thoughtful approach and ability to understand complex challenges and provide effective solutions have led to significant improvements in finance, education, research, and crisis management.

Winnie Bosch is praised for his extraordinary dedication, even in times of crisis, where he always maintained composure and humor and tirelessly worked to ensure that education and research could continue and that staff and students felt safe.

His colleagues describe him as an excellent team player, an inspiring mentor, and a bridge builder who is able to find solutions that all parties can agree on. His modesty, dedication, and profound knowledge have made him a valued member of the UM community.

The Board of Directors of Maastricht University is pleased to honour Winnie Bosch with the UM Medallion of Honour in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the university and his role as a role model for his colleagues.

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