Prof. Maarten Frens

“When arriving at Erasmus University College (EUC), I felt like I was about to start reading a new book. After this year, I have grown so much that it seems as if I have read hundreds! Can’t wait for the next chapter.” This quote from one of our students explains a little of why I chose to become the Dean of Erasmus University College. I love the idea of introducing bright students to many academic disciplines, from biology to philosophy, and along the way building a habit of considering problems from different perspectives.

I want to push students to their limits, not in memorisation, but in making connections. During my years at EUC I have been impressed to no end with the intellectual capacity, drive, and creativity of our students and it is an honour to play a role in their education. To borrow from our student, above, I can’t wait to start on the next edition of EUC.

Maarten Frens, PhD Dean, Erasmus University College and Full Professor in Systems Physiology Department of Neuroscience, Erasmus MC