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2012 winner of the Garda Commissioner's Award


On Friday 7th December, successful participants of our Masters programmes assembled in Dublin to receive their awards from the President of UCD, Dr Hugh Brady.

Among them, was Matthijs van Amelsfort, who received his MSc in Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation. Matthijs is a Digital Expert at the Netherlands Police Agency, in the National Crime Squad, Digital Expertise Team. He is the 2012 winner of the Garda Commissioner's Award as the student graduating in his year with the highest grade point average (GPA).

Mattijs says "I am very honored that I have received this award! I would like to thank my family and all the members of the staff of FCCI. The result would not have been the same without their support! Also I would like to thank my employer for giving me the opportunity to study. Because this is the only Law Enforcement Masters in the field of FCCI, I felt I had to follow this course. With this qualification I think I can call myself an Expert. This is a great course with excellent teachers. Also the administrative support is great! All you learn can be used almost directly in your work. UCD is a great University! It was a pleasure to study here!"

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Professor Joe Carthy (left) with Matthijs van Amelsfort
(centre) and Dr. Pavel Gladyshev (right)