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Beatrice de Graaf awarded with highest distinction in Dutch Academia (€2.5M)

Prof. Beatrice de Graaf(Professor of the History of International Relations) has received the prestigious Stevin Prize from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The prize of 2.5 million euros is an individual award intended to foster knowledge transfer and serve as a token of appreciation in this regard. It is a reward for De Graaf’s exceptional performance in terms of academic knowledge transfer and an encouragement to continue taking her work in this direction.

Right from the start of her career, Beatrice de Graaf has endeavoured to translate theoretical notions on terrorism and security into tangible material for governments and for the wider public, also through the media.

‘Beatrice is capable of quickly and clearly conveying the essence of a particular problem to outsiders, without eclipsing the nuances which are characteristic of a specific case. As a result, she is not only good at communicating things to the wider public, but she is also a solid and valued advisor’, says Prof. Keimpe Algra, Dean of Humanities.