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In Princess Máxima’s presence

A Video Impression of the Inaugural Lecture by the new Prince Claus Chair holder  

On Thursday 28 May, HRH Princess Máxima of the Netherlands was present at the inaugural lecture by Dr Irene Agyepong at the University Hall. A video impression was made of the event. 

On the recommendation of the Curatorium of the Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity, the Executive Board of Utrecht University has appointed Dr Irene Agyepong as holder of the Prince Claus Chair. Dr Agyepong  will conduct research into the health care in South Africa. 

Irene Agyepong
Ghanaian Irene Agyepong (1960) is a public health expert. She is presently Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service.  She is also a member of the NWO/NACCAP* Programme Committee, which combines scientific research with investments in Africa to support the fight against diseases such as AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. 

Research and Teaching
The Curatorium of the Prince Claus Chair is chaired by Princess Máxima. As from 2009, the Chair is held for two years instead of one year only. Outstanding young academics from Africa, Asia, Latin-America, the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean may be nominated for the Chair. Appointments are offered alternately by Utrecht University and the Institute of Social Studies. With the Chair, the institutions wish to advance research and teaching in the field of development coordination according to the insights of Prince Claus. 

To see the video impression, go to the website of Utrecht University.


* NWO - Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research /  NACCAP – Netherlands African partnership for Capacity development and Clinical interventions Against Poverty-related diseases