Prize Parade 2019

At the THINK FEST on 7 November 2019, various THUAS awards will be presented for exceptional performances. Each faculty is challenged to propose nominees by no later than 11 September for:

Pim Breebaart Research Award

The Pim Breebaart Research Award (PBRA) is an award for inspiring research conducted at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. The Hague University of Applied Sciences initiated the award in 2010, the year in which Pim Breebaart left his position as President of the Executive Board. The Pim Breebaart Research Award has been presented annually since 2017 (previously every other year since 2011).

With this prize we want to reward partnerships between research-education-practice. That is why in 2019 we will award a prize to a team of THUAS staff members who jointly created a research project. We are looking for mixed teams composed of students, lecturers, researchers, professors (and ongoing partners abroad).


THUAS established this award to:

  • promote its research programme both inside and outside of its own institution promote research that makes a distinctive contribution to solving a current issue
  • encourage and challenge promising THUAS staff members to deliver outstanding achievements in the field of research
  • appreciate and recognise staff members for who they are
  • thank Pim Breebaart for his efforts towards making research a serious endeavour at The Hague University of Applied Sciences

The prize is 5,000 euros for the winning research and a figurine. The money is intended for the research.


  1. Pim Breebaart- Former chair of the Executive Board
  2. Ad Straub- Researcher at TU Delft
  3. Jamie Teunissen- Electronic Engineering Student
  4. Jacqueline Langius- Lecturer Faculty Health, Nutrition & Sport

Olive Award

The Olive Award is presented to the team of lecturers that succeeds most effectively at creating engaging and challenging education. Considering the importance of the teams in designing and carrying out education, the Executive Board and deans believe that this award should not go to an individual, but to a team.

The goal is to demonstrate appreciation for the work carried out by lecturers and to draw attention to their contribution to quality education. The (new) format also enables the university of applied sciences to draw attention to the strength of a highly collaborative team (of 3 to 8 persons). From the winning team, a lecturer will be selected to participate in the national ‘Lecturer of the Year’ award competition.

The jury award for the winning team is 1,000 euros, to be spent on literature, and 2,500 euros, to be spent on an activity carried out together with students in the professional field/at a social organisation. The Public Award for the winning team is 500 euros, to be spent on literature. The other one or two nominated teams receive a bouquet of flowers and a small gift.  


  1. Rajash Rawal- Executive Board Member
  2. Jos Beelen- Professor Faculty Management & Organisation
  3. Chris Heydra- Lecturer Faculty IT & Design
  4. Gina Ibeawuchi- European Studies Student

Thesis Award

The Thesis Award is presented to students who carry out the best graduation research project.
The goal is to draw attention to theses that reflect the philosophy of the school, both within and outside of the university of applied sciences.

Every nominee from each faculty receives a gift card of 50 euros. The top 3 winners receive 1,500, 500 and 250 euros, respectively.

With any questions and/or comments, please see the Education, Knowledge & Communication contact person per award, they can be found in the nomination forms or via


  1. Jan Companjen-  Former library director
  2. Karijn Nijhoff- Senior researcher Faculty Public Management, Law & Safety
  3. Jos Walenkamp-  Emeritus professor

Nationwide awards for students

Annual Student Research Conference (SRC) in the Netherlands gives bachelor students of all disciplines the opportunity to present their research at an academic conference. The SRC is a contest exclusively for undergraduate research and follows common academic practice: after a call for papers (deadline 26 August 2019), a committee of experienced researchers reviews the submitted papers, selects the approx. 60 best for a workshop or a poster presentation and provides feedback on all the papers. The students incorporate this feedback in their papers, after which they give a presentation at the conference and in this way compete for the Student Research Awards.
The persons to contact for this price are Niloufar Soekhai ( en Saskia Rademaker (