Symeres director Tommi Meulemans: ‘Organic chemistry is a form of art’
For chemistry students interested in the early stages of new medicine development, Symeres offers great possibilities. We spoke with Director of Chemistry Tommi Meulemans about the cutting-edge technology at Symeres, his passion for organic chemistry and Symeres’ cooperation with HAN-students. “We want to educate them in the art of synthesis.”
From HAN to Warner Music
Tieu Anh's career journey is inspiring. She graduated from Communication with honors in 2019. A year later, she got her master's degree in Communication and Media Studies - with distinction. After her graduation, she did a traineeship at a communication agency and worked as a junior social media manager. In 2022, her hard work paid off as she landed her current job: working as a content creation manager for Warner Music.
Key steps in drug discovery
In February, another group of students will start their minor Drug Discovery. It means they’ll get the chance to work on assignments contributing to the early stages of drug discovery.
Life (sciences) in Melbourne: “So many opportunities”
Russian student Arina Kochetkova (22) is following an internship at the Baker Institute in Melbourne. She’s enjoying everything Australia has to offer and is happy to share tips and experiences with her fellow HAN-students. “It can be difficult to reach institutes here, so start early!”
Cup of coffee or tea? Use the Billie Cup!
Early class at 8:30? You wake yourself up with a cup of coffee from the coffee machine. Later, you have a class in another building so you quickly grab a new one. Then you switch to tea, another cup. That’s 3 disposable cups in one day.
An international dialogue about equal opportunity
To reduce disparities in health, we desperately need professionals who know how to make a difference. How do you train students for that? HAN is working with European partners on this issue in the HEQED project.
Danny works as an IT Consultant at SPAR Holding
Danny van Schaijk graduated from International Business in 2021. He is currently an IT Consultant at SPAR Holding in Waalwijk. How did studying IB help him land this job? What's it like to work as an IT Consultant? And what advice would he give to future IB students? Read all about it here.
Chemistry student Kyndra recommends ASTP-program
Aruban Chemistry student Kyndra Farro (24) got a lot of inspiration from the extracurricular Analytical Sciences Talent Program (ASTP). “There are all these areas where you don’t expect analytical chemistry to be involved, but then you find out it is.”
Vice-president of the School Council: 'More psychological help for international students'
Sofia Aparicio González (22) is a third year Life Sciences student at HAN University of applied sciences. She’s from Panama, but decided to study abroad. “At first I wanted to go to Australia. But the year that I applied not only the forest fires happened, but also covid-19 struck. So I had to rethink where to go.”
From ice hockey to life sciences
Yavor Yordanov’s (23) story is both unusual and inspiring. At 18, he arrived in Nijmegen from Bulgaria to pursue a career as an ice hockey goalie. The covid pandemic ended this dream. But he'd also been studying Life Sciences at HAN. Yavor is now more motivated than ever to succeed: not as an ice hockey player, but as an academic. And for a very special reason.