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Freek van der Weij MSc

Freek van der Weij is researcher within the Health theme.


Freek researches the societal consequences of new technological developments in healthcare. At the Rathenau Institute, he is involved in projects regarding germline editing, artificial embryo creation, and the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare, among other things

Education and career

Freek studied Information Science at the University of Amsterdam. As part of this bachelor's degree, he did a minor in Technology, Law and Ethics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, followed by the minor Practical Philosophy at the UvA. Then, Freek finished the master's degree Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society at the University of Twente. After his studies, he had multiple jobs at the philosophy departments of TU Delft, TU Eindhoven and the University of Twente, before starting as a researcher at the Rathenau Institute.