Vliegenthart Thesis Award

Felix Kümmerer wint Vliegenthart Scriptieprijs
Prof. Vliegenthart with Felix Kümmerer at the award ceremony in 2019

The award was instituted to mark Prof Dr Hans Vliegentharts retirement as chairman of the Utrecht University Fund in 2004. The idea was and is to show a talented student to the world outside and especially the alumni community. The award consists of €2.000,- and is awarded in turn in the disciplines of the Humanities, Life Sciences, Science and Social and Behavioural Sciences.

The Vliegenthart Thesis Award of 2022 was handed out within Social and Behavioural Sciences. Check out the award regulations for the contact details and a full overview of criteria and the procedure.

About Hans Vliegenthart

Prof Hans Vliegenthart was Chairman of the Utrecht University Fund from 1999 until 2004. His chairmanship was of great significance for the University and the University Fund alike. Starting in the 1990s, Utrecht University and the Utrecht University Fund made significant efforts to achieve good contacts with graduates. The guiding principle was the need for a joint alumni policy. Since 1999, the University-wide alumni policy and the duties of the University Fund have been integrated in a single organisation.

Hans Vliegenthart is an eminent scientist, who has published hundreds of articles, especially in the field of organic chemistry.

He has achieved multiple awards for his scientific achievements, including:

  • Membership of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (1990);

  • Honorary doctorates at the University of Debrecen, Hungary (1992), University for Science and Technology in Lille, France (1993) and University of Stockholm, Sweden (1997);

  • Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion (1998);

  • Utrecht University Silver Medal (2003).