Gerard Schouten Lector of the year 2018

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Gerard Schouten Lecturer of the year 2018

Gerard Schouten, Big Data lecturer at Fontys University of Applied Sciences ICT, has been elected lecturer of the year in the national election of the Dutch National Students Association and ScienceGuide. Only 16 months after his lectorate speech, Schouten received his award at the higher professional education discourse of the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences in the Hague.

“I’m so proud and happy”, Schouten said earlier in an interview with Bron about the nomination. “This feels like recognition for our still young lectorate.” This happiness and pride haven’t decreased much these days. Two other lecturers were on the shortlist: Bram Veenhuizen,  lecturer Automotive Research at the HAN and Robert-Jan de Boer, lecturer Aviation Engineering at the HvA. The jury eventually chose Schouten because of his multitude of developed activities. The jury found that Schouten stood out "because he puts the development of students first in everything he does. After all, it’s the students who have to benefit from the research and the projects a lecturer sets up in -in this case- his university." 

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Earlier this week, Gerard Schouten was a guest at Booming Brabant, a programme of Omroep Brabant, in which he spoke about the contribution Big Data can provide to a more liveable environment.