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Royal Decoration

It is with great honour that we announce our director, Jeroen L. Torenbeek, has been appointed as Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau by His Majesty The King of the Netherlands. The royal decoration was presented on April 26 by the Mayor of Utrecht, Jan van Zanen.

Jeroen Torenbeek receives the royal decoration for his contribution to the internationalization of higher education. As a director of the former International Relations Office of Utrecht University Mr Torenbeek developed important initiatives resulting in the Utrecht Network, a European organisation of over 30 universities which thrives to advance the student mobility in Europe. Mr Torenbeek also founded the Utrecht Summer School in 1987, which has become the largest academic summer school in Europe. In many projects, Mr Torenbeek continues to work as an advocate for international education, in his role as director of the Utrecht Summer School.

We are proud to have him in our midst.

The Utrecht Summer School team

Photo by Desiree Meulemans

Published: 10/05/17