MACIMIDE saddened by death of Jaap Dronkers

April 1, 2016

image002We are greatly saddened by the news that our great colleague professor Jaap Dronkers has died on March 30, 2016. Jaap was Professor in international comparative research on educational performance and social inequality at the School for Business and Economics (Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market). Migration was one of his many areas of interest and, as such, he was a highly appreciated member of the MACIMIDE research community. Jaap presented in and frequently attended our migration research seminars. His presentations and comments were always insightful and, characteristically, provocative. While already of considerable age and only working part-time in Maastricht, Jaap was always full of plans and happy to engage in new research activities.

Jaap has inspired many students and colleagues. We will miss him dearly.

We wish his family much strength in the coming period.

For a full In memoriam, click here.

On behalf of the MACIMIDE Executive Board,

Gerard-René de Groot and Maarten Vink, Co-Directors Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development