Committee of recommendation

Storm has developed itself throughout the past years. Although this would not have been possible without vision and support which we have happily received. Because of this we would like to thank the following people, for they have enabled us to proceed our activities.

Prof. Ir. Klaas van Egmond
Dr ir C.G. van Hemel
Prof. Dr. Martin Wassen
Prof. Dr. Peter Driessen
Prof. Dr. Margien Bootsma



Prof. Ir. Klaas van Egmond

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Dr ir C.G. van Hemel

“The Utrecht Sustainability Institute (USI) contributes as knowledge and innovation broker to sustainable urban development starting from the Utrecht region. We work on a national and international level in close cooperation with governments, companies, knowledge institutes and societal organisation. As director I warmly  support study association STORM in her activities on behalf of USI. There are many similarities between your study association and USI. USI is concerned with how to maintain a good balance between economic growth, the environment and the welfare of people. With a focus on the strategic reserves of energy, raw materials and water in the urban environment. We also contribute with our network of partners and friends to the transition towards sustainable urban regions. Via concrete pilot projects, we see that this transition is possible and which obstacles need to be overcome. All of these issues relate to the activities of STORM. I wish you good luck and have fun!”

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Prof. Dr. Martin Wassen

“The several environmental studies that Utrecht University has to offer, all educate towards a specific environmental profile. Labour market research however shows that employers of the future demand of our students, not only appreciation for their specific knowledge, but especially appreciate what they describe as: ‘spider in the web’ building bridges, easily cooperate with other disciplines.
Especially for this challenging task, it’s important to maintain intensive contact with your fellow students, both at classes and practica as outside of college activities.
Student association Storm is open to every bachelor student of Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and every master student of Sustainable Development. Therewith I see Storm as Thee association of three studies wherein three different kinds of students, with different interests and subjects (be it social sciences of natural sciences) come together.
Storm organizes many activities every year. She challenges and corrects and tries to ensure the quality of the education. Storm is most of all the place where every environmental student can drink his or her coffee, eat a tost and pleasantly concern him/herself with networking, deepening, and developing of organizational skills.
Storm gives the opportunity to get in contact with staff and alumni, in an informal way, to build together a more sustainable environment. Therefore it is my utmost pleasure that I can bind my name to this association. Without Storm, Environmental Science Utrecht would not be what it is today: successful and appealing”.

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Prof. Dr. Peter Driessen

“Storm is a study association that does what she is meant to do. She organizes all kinds of activities that are linked to the study: lectures, excursions, and conferences. On top of that she fulfills the role of ‘louse in the fur’ of the study; she follows the education critically and incites teachers to optimize the study in general and courses specifically. But she also fulfills a social task: she brings students together, organizes parties en makes sure that students feel at home in Utrecht and at our University. What I mentioned before, is all done in an extraordinary and skilled manner. Therefore the association has become indispensable in the academic world of Utrecht”.

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Prof. Dr. Margien Bootsma

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