Speech Robbert Dijkgraaf. Photo: Robert Oosterbroek
Speech by Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf at the Start of the Academic Year 2016-2017.

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 2016-2017.


Next celebration

4 September 2017 16:00 - 17:15
The annual celebration of the start of the 2017–2018 academic year of Utrecht University will take place at 4 September 2017 at the Dom church.