Hall of Fame
Utrecht University is proud of each and every one of its graduates, and alumni are an important part of Utrecht University's academic community. But where do they all end up? In this section, Illuster presents some major appointments from the last six months.
MA in Philosophy (1996) received the prestigious international Goldman Environmental Prize 2022. The award is considered the Nobel Prize for conservation and climate.
Bachelor of Law (2005) has been appointed counsel at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek.
MA in General Arts (1995) has been appointed member of the AT Osborne Advisory Council on Sustainable Infrastructure.
Niki de Jonge
MA in Arts Policy and Management (2013) has taken up a new position as fund manager at the TivoliVredenburg Fund
MA in Communication Science (2004) has been appointed chair of the State Commission against Discrimination and Racism. She was also appointed chair of the Amstel, Gooi and Vecht Water Board.
MA in Veterinary Medicine (2007) and PhD in Veterinary Medicine (2012) has been appointed member of the Financial Services Complaints Tribunal (Kifid) Disputes Tribunal.
MA in History (1997) was appointed programme director general for Groningen and Subsoil at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate.
MA in Medicine (1994) and PhD in Medicine (2008) will be assuming the role of chair of the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU) as her predecessor Margriet Schneider, MA in Medicine (1983) and PhD in Medicine (1998) takes on the role of vice-chair.
Ingeborg de Wolf
PhD in Veterinary Medicine (2001) has been appointed general secretary / director of the Health Council.
MA in Sociology (2006) and MA in International Relations in a historic context (2008) has been appointed director of Local Government and the Information Society at the Association of Netherlands Municipalities
BA in Governance (2015) and MA in Economics of Public Policy and Management (2017) has been serving as alderman for the municipality of Utrecht since June.
MA in Physics (1991) and PhD in Physics (1995) has been appointed chair of the Advisory Council for Science, Technology and Innovation
Beatrice de Graaf
MA in History (1995) and PhD in Art History (2004) has been appointed chair of the 2023 Libris Literature Prize professional jury. She also won the Arenberg Prize for European History for her book ‘Fighting Terror after Napoleon’.
PhD in Life Sciences (2011) has been named Professor by Special Appointment in Fungal Functional Diversity at the University of Amsterdam.
Sjon Hartman, Bachelor's in Biology (2013), Master's in Environmental Biology (2015) and PhD in Biology (2020) has been named Junior Professor at the University of Freiburg.