Alumnus of the Year

Jan Beuving
Anton Pijpers with Jan Beuving (Alumnus of the Year 2018)

Utrecht University is proud of its alumni. This is why the university presents its Alumnus of the Year award each year. This award allows the university to underline the fact that alumni are an important, integral part of the academic community. Together with students, academics, alumni, social partners, government bodies and the commercial sector, Utrecht University strives for sustainable solutions to the great challenges we face, today and tomorrow.

An Alumnus of the Year is someone who is bringing about progress in his or her area of endeavour. Someone who dares stray from the beaten track; someone with a commitment to society who acts as a source of inspiration to today’s students. Previous Alumni of the Year include Cathelijne Broers, Feike Sijbesma and Marjan Minnesma.