Utrecht University has nominated HCSSH student Azadeh Achbari for the ECHO Award 2008. This annual award by ECHO (Center for diversity policy) is given to a non-Western student who distinguishes him/herself by excessive academic accomplishments, groundbreaking abilities, and an active social involvement.
Azadeh Achbari not only is a good student: next to her studies she does charity work for Amnesty International, she is politically involved the GroenLinks party in Bloemendaal en Haarlem, and she supervises students in their Dutch language acquisition. Her nomination for the ECHO Awarch 2008 is supported by Professor Wijnand Mijnhardt, president of the Descartes Centre, an institute for the history and philosophy for the sciences and the humanities. The winner will be revealed on Wednesday 2 April.