4 September 2017 from 16:00 to 17:15

Start of the 2017–2018 academic year

On 4 September, the Opening of the Academic Year will be festively celebrated in the Domkerk. The theme: Dare to doubt.

Caleidoscopische weergave van het Academiegebouw en Toga van de Universiteit Utrecht.
Kaleidoscopic representation of the University Hall and the gown of Utrecht University.

Science searches for the 'truth' through observation and verification. But however can we do this in an era awash in fake news and polarisation? Are we sufficiently prepared to doubt our own working methods and attitude? During the Opening of the Academic Year, Thinker Laureate of the Netherlands René ten Bos will attempt to shake our beliefs, while students will challenge us to exhibit courage.

Speakers and prizes

A livestream of the celebration in the Domkerk will be available from 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm.

Start date and time
4 September 2017 16:00
End date and time
4 September 2017 17:15