Hypatia of Alexandria
Hypatia, one of the first female scientists, is the patron for this track. A progressive scientist who stood for her opinions, not allowing to be hindered by traditional norms. Hypatia built her own school and inspired others to follow her ideas. In this way she represents the academic ambition.
Personal experiences Hypatia Track
* Nael Nadif Kasri
"In the Hypatia Track program, I learnt how I can develop as a research leader. To achieve this I was given theoretical frameworks and practical tips. Through role playing, we practiced for example, effective communication styles in difficult conversation settings. This gave me the opportunity to try out new techniques to see what the effect is, and improve my weaknesses. Everyone in the Hypatia Track is in the same boat; a great plus point allowing you to learn from each other's experiences."
* Teun Bousema
"While an individual’s specific research interests are important, the Hypatia track is more about an investment in talent. To those they select, Radboudumc is saying, “We like your work, we want you to continue to work here and we trust you to use these funds in the best way possible.” That in itself is a good feeling. Beyond that, it has helped me to think about my research with long-term perspective. Hypatia has helped me extend my group’s network and has increased my visibility, both within Radboudumc and worldwide as a relevant malaria researcher.”