Beekeeper Bijker

In Professors ,
Written by Wednesday, 04 January 2012 13:46
When his wife discovered that the name Bijker is Old Dutch for “beekeeper”, Professor Wiebe Bijker, PhD, decided to take a beekeeping course. At his inaugural lecture in 1995 he was presented with a small beehive, and the professor of Technology and Society at the Faculty of Arts and Social…
Think of a professor and you are apt to picture an absent-minded, white-haired man, perhaps even wearing a lab coat. Though this kind of characters is more likely to be found in films than in real life, the truth is that the vast majority of those holding top academic positions…

Kidney specialist a politician at heart

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Written by Sunday, 11 December 2011 10:50
He’s a senator for the Christian Democrats (CDA) and a former local councillor. The political domain is expanding his horizons, and this is no bad thing: because internist Karel Leunissen – professor of Internal Medicine at Maastricht University and head of the Nephrology Department at the Maastricht academic hospital (azM)…
Esther Crombag is a lecturer in Public Law at Maastricht University, a top-level tandem cyclist and a popular conference speaker. Recently, she also published her biography. Crombag is blind.

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