Niels Bovenschen appointed professor of Biomedical Research-based Education

Niels Bovenschen appointed professor of Biomedical Research-based Education

Niels Bovenschen has been appointed professor of Biomedical Research-based Education with effect from 15 October 2021. The emphasis of his chair is on education and the aim is to further strengthen the connection between biomedical research, care and education. Multidisciplinary collaboration and the connection with socially relevant problems are central to this.

Niels Bovenschen is head of the research laboratory of the Department of Pathology and his research group studies the immune response against cancer and viral infections. Niels successfully completed the Senior Fellow program and in 2020 he was appointed Principal Fellow of the Center for Academic Teaching, Utrecht University.

He is an examiner of various educational modules within the Medicine and Biomedical Sciences programs and CHARM-EU, an alliance of five European universities, including Utrecht University. He is the initiator of the concept of 'Bachelor Research Hubs' to enable students to collaborate in a multidisciplinary way early in their education and to conduct research into relevant problems in society. In 2019 Niels won the prize for Teacher of the Year from Utrecht University.

Berent Prakken, Director of the Education Center and Vice Dean: 'We are delighted with this appointment and extremely pleased that Professor Niels Bovenschen will continue to teach and inspire students from both within and outside UMC Utrecht in the coming years. We are proud of such a unique role model of the New Utrecht School!'​

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