Event programme

This is the programme of the Dare to Cross Over edition of 13 June 2016. The programme for coming edition can be found under Programme.



Coffee and tea


Prof. dr. Marijk van der Wende (Dean of Graduate Studies)

Prof. dr. Bert van der Zwaan (Rector Magnificus)


Key note
The meaning of uncertainty for success and failure

By prof. dr. Helga Nowotny

Helga Nowotny is Former President of the European Research Council (2010-2013) and Professor emerita of Social Studies of Science, ETH Zurich.


Perspectives and responses

Prof. dr. Sierd Cloetingh (Distinguished University Professor Geosciences UU, President of the Academia Europaea, former scientific board member of the ERC) 

Prof. dr. Frank Huisman (Professor of History of Medicine and Health, UU, UMCU, Descartes Center)

Roland Bertens, LLM, MSc (PhD candidate UU, UMCU, Julius Institute)

Milad Tannazi (Graduate Student School of Pharmacy , Board Member of the Avicenna Excellence Programme)


Posters presentations and refreshments

See which students are presenting their posters.


Student Pitches and panel discussion

Pitches of exceptional work by Utrecht University graduate students who dare to cross over the boundaries between academic disciplines, science, society, and enterprise.


The selected students:

Wouter van Amsterdam (Diagnosing lung cancer with radiomics)

Marries van de Hoef (Game design course (education))

Team Unitess (Integrating sustainability in consumer decision-making)

Young Innovators (Making sustainable living mainstream: feasibility of the ESCO model)


Followed by Q&A with panels including:

Prof. dr. Helga Nowotny, prof. dr. Sierd Cloetingh, prof. dr. Frank Huisman, prof. dr. Marcel van Aken (Vice Dean Graduate School Social Sciences),

Dr. Freek van Muiswinkel (Director Utrecht Life Sciences)

Ms. Trude Maas (President Utrecht Development Board)

Mr. Hans Sakkers (Head of International and European Office, City of Utrecht) 

Ton van Heugten, MSc (PhD candidate)


Posters, career networking & refreshments

See which students are presenting their posters.