Every year, Hogeschool Rotterdam gives special recognition to lecturers-researchers who manage to successfully interweave education and research. This year, external PhD-Candidate at ELS, Marlies van der Wee-Bedeker, won the title ‘lecturer-researcher of the year 2020’! Marlies is currently doing a design research on sustainability oriented learning in living labs with which she hopes to contribute to future-oriented and socially relevant higher professional education. Next to the title lecturer-researcher of the year, Marlies receives € 2.500 to invest in (new) research. Congratulations to Marlies!