Harold van Rijen

Director of Biomedical Sciences, UMC Utrecht


Harold is the Director of the Biomedical Sciences Master and Phd programs within the Graduate School of Life Sciences of Utrecht University. He was appointed as Professor of Innovation in Biomedical Education in 2012 for developing and validating new mixed learning methods and environments. As an avid advocate for Fit for the Future Education it was under Harold that this course was developed. Preparing students for their working-life goes beyond providing them with educational/academic content. It requires them obtaining 21st century skills to succesfully navigate through life after graduation.