During his career, Marinus Ruppert rose from gardener’s apprentice to vice-president of the Dutch Council of State. He led the negotiations for Prime Minister Joop den Uyl's cabinet and was appointed Minister of State in 1980.
The Marinus Ruppertgebouw
As a member of the Executive Board, Ruppert oversaw the development of 'De Uithof'. The Marinus Ruppertgebouw was the first university building in De Uithof, set up as a Transitorium for new residents in De Uithof. Today, the building is a teaching location. In 2017, the Marinus Ruppertgebouw was designated a municipal historic building.
The naming of Utrecht University buildings
The Utrecht University buildings at the Utrecht Science Park are named after prominent members of the university staff who have made a significant impact in their field, in society, or the university itself.
Marinus Ruppert building
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