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In Memoriam Elmar Mammadli

Published: 09th April 2020 Last updated: 09th April 2020

It is with great sadness that we received the news that Elmar Mammadli passed away on Friday, March 27. Elmar came from his home country Azerbaijan to Tilburg in August 2019 to study in the 2-year Research Master program in Economics at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management.

Before starting at Tilburg, Elmar studied Economics at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. When he applied to the Research Master in Tilburg, the admission committee was very impressed by his file. Elmar was not only an exceptionally talented economics student, he was very capable in a broad range of activities. He was a very social, nice, and good person, who was highly motivated to try to contribute to improve ordinary people’s conditions. During his studies at Tilburg, Elmar made a great impression on his fellow students and faculty, and we will think of him as a very fine friend.

To remember Elmar and to give those who knew Elmar the possibility to deal with this terrible loss, the Student Church Maranatha has installed a memorial place in their church. Due to Coronavirus restrictions, visits can be made individually. You may also write some memories or thoughts in the book provided at the memorial.

We would like to express our sincere condolences to the family of Elmar, and wish them much strength in dealing with this great loss. Our thoughts also go out to his fellow students in the Research Master, and to all staff members who knew Elmar personally.

Elmar will be sadly missed by all of us.


On behalf of TiSEM and CentER Graduate School

Joost Driessen, Vice Dean of Research

Eline van der Heijden, Director of Graduate Studies in Economics

Burak Uras, Education Coordinator