University Professor Louise Fresco has won the Dies award 2013 for outstanding alumnus from Wageningen University. The jury stated she was one of the best known and most influential graduates that the University has seen in recent years. As an authority in the field of global food issues, she is an inspiring example to students and researchers in the Netherlands and worldwide. The jury stated that she has made an unprecedented contribution to Wageningen University.
The award was presented as part of the 95th Dies Natalis (anniversary) of Wageningen University on 15 March 2013. Louise Fresco is a University Professor at the University of Amsterdam and a ‘distinguished professor’ at Wageningen.