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Law student Erwin Dijkstra awarded second prize Leiden University Thesis Prize 2019

Master's student Erwin Dijkstra won for his thesis on the position in society of people with a disability.

The Leiden University Thesis Prize was awarded on Alumni Day on 16 February. The seven nominees, one from each faculty, came with their family and friends to the Kamerlingh Onnes Building for the award ceremony of this annual prize for the best thesis.

The jury was impressed with Erwin’s personal search, which resulted in a thesis about the position in society of people with a disability and how this is reflected in legislation. It is a study of the position in society of people with a disability from a theoretical framework and a review of Dutch law. 

Koen van den Dool (Governance and Global Affairs) took home first prize. He approached a topic that requires global attention – cybersecurity – from a very different perspective. Instead of a qualitative account, he produced a quantitative study. Cecile de Jong (Humanities) was awarded third prize for her thesis on the grammar of Greek mathematics.

The photos of the Alumni Day, including of the Thesis Prize ceremony, can be found in our online album.

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