Frans Nikkels

‘Looking for knowledge that would make the biggest difference’

‘I want to produce academic knowledge that can prevent extremes from becoming disasters’

Maarten van Aalst is the new professor for ‘Spatial resilience for Disasters Risk Reduction’ at the Prinses Margriet Research Chair (ITC Faculty). ‘I want to look back and see that my work has made a real difference, that it reduced mortality and human suffering.’