2 September 2019 from 15:45 to 17:15

Start of the 2019–2020 academic year

Werknemers en studenten van de universiteit geven elkaar waardering en erkenning.

On 2 September, the Start of the Academic Year will be festively celebrated in the Domkerk. Several important figures in the university world will give speeches. In addition, the rector will present the Student Awards.

If you wish to attend this event, please register before 20 August 2019.

Recognition and Appreciation

The theme is Recognition and Appreciation. When are university employees like yourself recognised and appreciated for their contributions? The scientific community is undergoing a transition. The era when scientists are judged solely on their ability to publish in top journals is coming to an end. Today, teaching and public engagement have become at least as important as publication, if not more so, as have leadership qualities.

We want to be a community that nurtures team work and provides space for all talents – within the context of a safe working environment. The question, then, is how we can work with our students and non-academic staff to create such a culture and to put our words into practice each and every day. The start of the new academic year strikes us as an ideal opportunity to pause and reflect on this for a moment.

Speakers, prizes and music

The Opening's programme will include speeches and contributions from NWO chair Stan Gielen, Belle Derks from The Young Academy and Annetje Ottow, vice-president of the Executive Board. In addition, the student awards will be presented and President Anton Pijpers will discuss current general administrative affairs. The musical intermezzo will be provided by Archie's Grand Adventure.

Start date and time
2 September 2019 15:45
End date and time
2 September 2019 17:15