Hall of Fame
Utrecht University is proud of its graduates, and our 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.
(Bachelor’s in Law, 2020) is serving as Executive Board President of the Dutch National Union of Students (LSVb) for 2021–2022. She is currently working on her Master’s in law at our university. Nol van Gerven, Bachelor’s in Environmental and Natural Sciences (2017) is the Treasurer for the same board.
Lodewijk Hijmans van den Bergh
(Master’s in Dutch Law, 1988) has been appointed to the Supervisory Board of ING. He also serves as chair of the Utrecht University Fund.
Jacques van Dijken
(Master’s in Law, 1988) is the new director of the pension fund for medical specialists, Stichting Pensioenfonds Medisch Specialisten (SPMS).
(BA in Philosophy, 2015, and BA in History, 2017, and MA in International Relations, 2019) is ‘Bicycle Mayor’ of the city of Utrecht. He holds this role on behalf of Bycs, an international network aimed at promoting cycling and the mobility transition, which operates in 137 cities across the globe.
Ruben van den Brink
(MSc in Mathematics and Statistics, 2003) has been named Chief Technology Officer at the Amsterdam Internet Exchange.
Mirjam van ’t Veld
(MA in General Arts, 1997) has been appointed President of the National Association of General Practitioners (LHV).
(MSc in Medicine, 1986) has been named Professor of Endoscopic Oncology at Maastricht University.
Sustainable young UU alumni
Each year, the Sustainable Young 100 publishes a list of young entrepreneurs, professionals and students who help demonstrate that a sustainable future is possible. We are proud of the eleven UU alumni featured on the 2021 list!
Anouk Talen Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts and Sciences (2018), Cato Bui Bachelor’s in UCU Liberal Arts and Sciences (2017), Dylan Haanappel Master’s in Sustainable Development (2018), Ellen van der Veer Bachelor’s in Earth Sciences (2011), Else de Ridder Bachelor’s in Biology (2016), Simon Rombouts Bachelor’s in Science and Innovation Management (2017) and Master’s in Sustainable Business and Innovation (2019), Laurie Kos Master’s in Cultural Anthropology: Sustainable Citizenship (2016), Maria Fennis Bachelor’s in Chemistry (2012) and Master’s in Science and Business Management (2017), Monique Drent Master’s in Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems (2017), Roelant Knauff Bachelor’s in Environmental and Social Sciences (2016) and Master’s in Sustainable Business and Innovation (2018), Stef Boersen Bachelor’s in Physics and Astronomy and Master’s in Meteorology, Physical Oceanography and Climate (2017).