Denker des Vaderlands René ten Bos tijdens de Opening Academisch Jaar.
Speech by Professor René ten Bos at the Start of the Academic Year 2017-2018. Photo by Robert Oosterbroek.

The annual festive celebration of the Start of the Academic Year takes place in the Dom Church on the first Monday of the new academic year.

Aside from a welcoming speech by the President of the Executive Board, there will be prominent speakers who are passionate about the world of education and/or research. In addition, the annual Student Awards will be presented to students who perform exceptionally both inside and outside their degree programmes.

View the Opening of the Academic Year 2017-2018 in total or check out the Dutch page on the opening for more video's.


Next celebration

3 September 2018 16:00 - 17:15
The annual celebration of the start of the 2018–2019 academic year of Utrecht University will take place at 3 September 2018 at the Dom church.