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Dutch National Award for Innovation and Sustainable Development

The Egg of Columbus – The Dutch National Award for Innovation and Sustainable Development, was awarded by the Dutch Ministries of Environmental Management and of Education in 2001, because of Roorda's Cirrus Project.

From the Jury Report:

Nederlands / Dutch:

"Er zijn reeds vele projecten in Nederland gericht op de inbedding van duurzame ontwikkeling in curriculum en bedrijfsvoering. Het Cirrus Project springt er wat deze jury betreft uit vanwege de breedte (gericht op curriculum én bedrijfsvoering) en de impact die het kan hebben in de beroepspraktijk van de ingenieur. De jury spreekt de wens uit dat het project een breder toepassingsgebied zal weten te vinden, bij andere faculteiten en/of andere hogescholen."


"Many projects have recently started in the Netherlands with the aim to integrate sustainable development into curricula or operations. The Cirrus Project excels in the eyes of the Jury, because of the wide ambition (aiming both at curricula of many existing study programs and at institution operations) and the impact on the professional practice. The Jury hopes that the project results will be widely distributed, to other faculties and universities."

2001: The Jury President, Prof. dr. ir. Leo Jansen, reads the Jury Report

Niko carries the Sculpture - symbol of the Award - and a big smile

A chat and a snack with Leo Jansen, Jury President

Congratulations from Hans van der Vlist, Director General of the Ministry of Environmental Management

Interview on stage by Leoni Jansen, who presented the Award Ceremony

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