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.