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Christiaan Triebert of the New York Times

Our knowledge institutions are pushing out some of the freshest young talents every year. The University of Groningen (RUG), a top 100 university worldwide, celebrates one of their brightest stars in their annual ceremony: RUG Alumnus of the Year. Let's take a look at this year's awardee, Christiaan Triebert.

All you need is a laptop, an internet connection, and a fascination with what you are looking at.

Meet modern-day evangelist Christiaan Triebert, one of TopDutch’s born and raised talents. Does his name sound familiar? That could well be. Triebert was one of research collective Bellingcat’s prominent members. He became well known for speaking about Bellingcat’s prized method of open-source investigation all over the world. With this method, he regularly uncovered interesting facts, published by prominent media outlets worldwide.

Triebert left Bellingcat in March, 2019, because he was asked to become part of The New York Times brand-new Visuals Investigations team. He currently lives in New York. 

The academic foundation for his work was laid in the TopDutch region. Our University of Groningen (RUG) hence awarded him Alumnus of the Year 2019. In honor of his appointment, the RUG profiled the TopDutch talent and his journey so far.  

Read the complete article here