On Saturday, June 4, Koen Becking, Rector Magnificus and Chairman of the Executive Board, as well as Elyas Razawi, former scholarship student of the BSc in Business Administration, officially launched the new Nyenrode Scholarship Fund. With a push of the red button, they gave the starting signal in a large tent on the estate during the lustrum festivities in honor of the 75th anniversary of Nyenrode Business University.
A small Nyenrode delegation visited the east coast of America at the end of March. The goal was to strengthen the relationship with the alumni there as well as build bridges in relation to exchanges, research and international education.
After an absence of more than 80 years, one of Nyenrode’s old bells has returned to the castle. The bell was once part of the bell ensemble that the lord of the castle, Michiel Onnes, had installed in the lantern on the onion-shaped tower in 1916. The purchase has been made partly possible with a donation from the Nyenrode community, facilitated by Stichting Nyenrode Fonds (Nyenrode Fund). Remmelt Vetkamp, vice-chairman of the University Board, accepted the bell on behalf of the university last February 7.
Alex Roepers, alumnus of the 1977 BBA at Nyenrode, left early 1981 for America to jump start his career. The connection Roepers always felt with Nyenrode has never faded. To make studying at Nyenrode possible for people with insufficient fund, he has realized four scholarships.
Maybe you fell for it; maybe you spotted it immediately. Of course, it sounds fantastic to be able to imagine yourself just for once as the lord or lady of a castle. But the castle of Nyenrode is not becoming a tourist attraction.
We have great news for everyone who has ever dreamt of being a lord or lady of the castle for a weekend or midweek! As of spring 2021, it will be possible to book a room at Nyenrode castle at the river Vecht in Breukelen. The revenue will go entirely to the renovation of the foundation of the 750-year-old monument.
Due to differences in interests, lack of transparency and the lack of representation, nature in the Netherlands is not optimally protected. Establishing natural legal entities may offer a solution. Prof Dr Tineke Lambooy, LLM, Corporate Law Professor at Nyenrode is doing innovative research into ‘natural legal entities’, as part of her research into ‘Rights of Nature’ in the Netherlands.