Marinus Ruppert (1911-1992)

An extraordinary 'ordinary' man.
NRC Handelsblad on Marinus Ruppert
Marinus Ruppert
Marinus Ruppert in his office, photo credits: Rob Mieremet, Nationaal Archief / photocollection Anefo

Impressive career

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

Marinus Ruppertgebouw
Leuvenlaan 21, 3584 CE Utrecht, The Netherlands

Tel: +31 30 253 85 38 (reception)

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