Utrecht University boasts many talented students. These are examples of bright minds who strive for a better future.
Ragnar Groot Koerkamp, Timon Knigge and Harry Smit took the third place in the North-West European Programming Championship.
Alexandra Heerbaart, Lisanne de Lange and Kiki van Wijk are members of the Dutch Hockey team that won the European Championship Indoor Hockey in 2016.
Karin van Trijp, master's student at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, won Utrecht University's Social-Achievements Award in 2015.
Marianne Knoester, master's student Theoretical Physics, won the Eindhoven-Utrecht Science and Technology Student Award 2014-2015.
Brendy Batenburg, master's student Sustainable Development, won the Sustainability Challenge 2015 as part of Team Waterschappelijk.
Tim Busker, master's student Earth, Surface and Water, won a scholarship from the Topsector Water.
Laura Coumou, master's student Earth, Surface and Water, won a scholarship from the Topsector Water.
Jessica Merkens, master's student Neuroscience and Cognition. Aside from that, she is a marathon skater at the highest national and international levels.
Maryam studies Pharmacy, teaches it at the IMC Weekend School and also has written a textbook on her subject.
Jacob van de Kerkhof is a student at Utrecht Law College and also an up-and-coming rowing talent.
Liam Tjoa is a Bachelor's student of Information and Computing Sciences and a Snapchat entrepreneur.
This year Laura gave birth to her second son, but she's going ahead with her pre-Master's programme in Mathematics to pursue her passion for logical reasoning.
Jochem Wijten won the Unilever Research Prize for his Master's thesis. He now works as a PhD candidate in the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis department.
Laurens van Roomen is a Master's student of Sustainable Business and Innovation and owner of a virtual reality start-up.
Nick Bijlsma is a Master's student of Sustainable Development. He features in this year's Sustainable Young 100 list of young people committed to sustainability.
Moska Hassanzai, studies Pharmacy and is a member of the board of "Stichting Nang" (aid organisation for Afghan people). "I want to improve the image of people in wheelchairs."
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