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 on behalf 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.
Start of the Academic Year 2019-2020
The theme of this ceremony was 'Recognition and Appreciation'. In their speeches, five speakers addressed this theme: