Klaas van Egmond
Prof. Ir. Klaas van Egmond
As emeritus professor on Environmental science and Sustainability, I am still active within the university with respect to (guest) lectures, research in all fields of the sustainability issue and last but certainly not least, as ‘patron’ of the Study Association Storm. My role is to advise and support Storm where possible and necessary. Among other things, this might be to help them to find their way inside and outside the University. This is particular relevant as environmental and sustainability sciences by their very nature has to cover almost all disciplines. So although students still need to learn to specialize, increasingly they also need to learn to receive and process specialized information from others, within and outside the university. Herein, Storm plays an important role by organizing meetings and congresses and by creating more general educational activities that place the different disciplines in a broader context. Such a broader context is hard to learn from a textbook; it only gradually matures over the years. And that’s why an elderly, emeritus patron can be of some help to link the students with the many organizations and institutions which are active in the broader field.
(Emeritus) Professor of Environmental Sciences & Sustainability; Utrecht University