Making people feel comfortable by improving spaces, that is what Mark Mobach, professor of the Institute for Facility Management of Hanze University of Applied Sciences, strives for. On the 12th of November he received the first Deltapremie award of € 500.000 from Ingrid van Engelshoven, Minister of Education, Culture and Science. The Deltapremie award is a recognition for the valuable contribution that professors make to society with their research group and extensive network. Campus Groningen congratulates Mark Mobach and the Hanze UAS with this well deserved recognition!
With his research, Mark Mobach wants to contribute to the best buildings for people and organizations. He does this by devising better space and services in a multidisciplinary setting together with students, lecturers and researchers. Better offices – and even cities – that encourage healthy behavior, better care buildings that reduce stress, but also prisons and stations that better meet the needs of society.
Well-developed buildings for society
The assessment committee praises Mark Mobach for the impact that his research has on the crossroads of various domains, from public transport to mental health care. Mobach: "We see the prize as an enormous encouragement to continue, together with our partners, with our research into space and organization in healthcare, education, offices and cities. Even where there might be fewer financial opportunities, such as research with the arts and well-developed buildings for vulnerable groups in society."
The first Deltapremie is awarded to two professors. In addition to Mark Mobach, professor Anneloes van Staa of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences also received a premium of € 500,000. The winners were determined by an independent assessment committee. This committee consisted of 6 experts working at Erasmus University, Innofest, TU Delft, Stichting Toekomstbeeld der Techniek and the Association of Dutch Municipalities.
About the Deltapremie award
The Deltapremie award is the new leading prize for applied research at universities of applied sciences. The award is a recognition of the valuable contribution that professors make to society with their research group and extensive network. And an incentive to further strengthen and expand that contribution. The Deltapremie award is a joint initiative of the Association of Colleges and SIA and is awarded every two years. The premium amounts to no less than € 500,000.
Professorship Mark Mobach
The professorship of Mark Mobach is part of the School of Facility Management and the Research Centre for Built Environment NoorderRuimte of Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen.
For more information, please visit www.hanze.nl/deltapremie-award.
Source article: hanze.nl
Photo: Mark Mobach. Copyright: Hanze UAS