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Successful "hybrid" PhD defense of Sandra Meeuwsen

  • October 2, 2020

On September 24th, 2020, Sandra Meeuwsen successfully defended her doctoral dissertation 'Kritiek van de sportieve rede'. The defense took place in a unique, first-time "hybrid" format: partially online, partially face-to-face.

Sandra, jury member Martine Prange (Tilburg University) and a live audience were at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam, from where a live stream was broadcast through Microsoft Teams. The rest of the jury members – Bart Vanreusel (KU Leuven), Sonja Lavaert, chair of the jury Yoni Van Den Eede and supervisor Marc Van den Bossche – participated "virtually," as did a big audience of interested online listeners.

The integral defense can be watched here:

For more information on the dissertation and Sandra's work, see