In addition to director of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Peter Hagoort is the founding director of the Donders Institute, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, a cognitive neuroscience research centre at the Radboud University. He has been with Radboud University since 1999. The medal has only been awarded five times in the university's history.
The Jury: ‘Peter Hagoort is a very exceptional scientist, who in three decades has built up an impressive scientific oeuvre with enormous, worldwide impact, and with very great significance for Radboud University in general. He was instrumental in the creation of the Donders Institute and subsequently played a prominent role in its expansion. He is also a talented leader who inspires and provides his colleagues with advice in difficult situations. We see him as one of the Radboud University's most distinguished and influential scientist, who has inspired generations of students and researchers, as well as thousands of people outside science. He is an undisputed ambassador of Radboud University.’
Hagoort will receive the Silver University Medal during the Opening of the Academic Year on 4 September 2023.