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Dedication and enthusiasm

Ea. Magazine is an ode to scientists, alumni and students alike, all those who are actively involved in making the world a better place, by looking for solutions to the great issues facing society in the 21st century. Ever since our first issue in 2010, scientists have been eagerly telling us about their research - the accomplishments, the breakthroughs, but also their frustrations.  In this issue you’ll find out more about the importance of gender diversity in boardrooms, about the science that connects ageing to DNA damage and dieting mice; or how one realisation about gadget pricing led to the rise of frugal innovations. Not to mention the worldwide impact of longitudinal studies such as Generation R/Next. And it’s not just scientists we celebrate. Alumni also get their day in the sun, as they reveal their entrepreneurial passions, or what motivates them to support their alma mater in realising its goals - to provide top research and top education. Last but not least, this is where the esteemed reader meets our students face to face; the very people who continuously add value to the curriculum. Valorisation in optima forma. Because whether that diploma is on the horizon, or not just yet – if you manage to inspire and connect your fellow students, you’ve already made significant achievements.

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Walk with me

The blue dress shirt, the blond hair, the preppy past, the successful startup and the political leanings toward the liberal right: he really is the poster boy for Erasmus University alumni. And yet, all is not what it seems, as one hectic day in Vincent Karremans’ busy life reveals. 

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Healthy children, healthy city

Keeping track of pregnancies from the very beginning. Not just one, but ten thousand at a time: that’s Generation R/Next, a unique longitudinal study conducted by Erasmus MC. Research at this scale has never been done before. The goal is simple - a healthy new generation of Rotterdammers. 

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‘All around us we see the will to contribute’

Together with their father Hans, business administration alumni Bas (39) and Tim (34) van Veggel run Timeless Investments. Not a doubt in their mind existed when they were asked to donate to Challenge Accepted.

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