Resource has won the Gouden Luis in de Pels 2011, an award for the best ‘gadfly' journalism in Dutch higher education at present.
Editor-in-chief Gaby van Caulil calls the prize ‘a nice pat on the back' and a bit of moral support.
The ‘Golden Gadfly' prize was established in 2008 by the joint board of the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences to highlight the importance of good independent journalistic reporting in applied sciences universities and universities. In the ‘best production' category, Resource was nominated for the Typical Dutch series. But this prize went to the Rotterdam magazine EM.
The nominations for the various prizes are made by a student jury. A jury of professionals then decide on the winners. Besides Rogmans in the chair, on this year's jury were Sebastiaan Hamelers (chair Intercity Student Council) and Pieter Gerrit Kroeger (ScienceGuide).