News and events Tilburg University

EAIE Award for Hans-Georg van Liempd

Published: 27th September 2023 Last updated: 28th September 2023

Hans-Georg van Liempd, Secretary of Tilburg University and Director of University Services, received the Award for Outstanding Contribution from the European Association for International Education (EAIE). This award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Association’s work and to the international education sector. According to the EAIE there is little doubt the education sector is in a stronger position for the generous time and knowledge Hans-Georg has shared over his career.

Hans-Georg first began sharing his time and expertise with the Association more than 20 years ago. From 2010 to 2014, he served as Vice-President and then President of the EAIE. Prior to being elected Vice-President, he served on the Conference Programme and Professional Development Committees. After serving as President and in the General Council, he continued to support the EAIE as a trainer and member of the Awards and Talent Committee.

Hans Georg van Liempd

Behind the scenes, Hans-Georg also shared his time as a writer, researcher, a mentor and as an advisor to the EAIE Mentorship Programme helping to match mentors and mentees. 

Congratulations to our university Secretary and Managing Director of University Services! We are proud to celebrate Hans-Georgs extraordinary achievements to the international education sector. This year’s winners will be further honored during the EAIE Conference and Exhibition in Rotterdam this September.

Read more about the other Award winners

Award for Outstanding Contribution 

Hans Georg

On the 26th of September, Hans-Georg van Liempd received the Award for Outstanding Contribution at the EAIE conference for his remarkable work for EAIE. For more than 20 years, Hans-Georg van Liempd has been committed to this association. In the speech given at the award ceremony, he was acknowledged for this: "The EAIE and the education sector in general have grown stronger thanks to his generous contributions." Hans-Georg van Liempd gratefully accepted the Award: "I would like to stress that I have not been active just to be active, but because I believe since we are privileged, we also have the responsibility to contribute to the wider community to make this a better world. So, in my view this award is also for my many co-workers within the EAIE and outside it." 


Photo: EAIE & Daniel Vegel

EAIE Awards

The EAIE is the European center for expertise, networking and resources in the internationalization of higher education. This year’s EAIE Awards celebrate 20 years of extraordinary achievements of individuals, institutions and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the international education sector – and this year’s award recipients can stand firmly beside the long list of past winners. The EAIE Board and Awards Panel have recognized three winners who in their own way have contributed to creating a better world.

2023 EAIE Awards: 20 years of extraordinary