Start of the Academic Year

Hoogleraar Tanja van der Lippe spreekt tijdens de Opening Academisch Jaar 2018-2019.
Professor Tanja van der Lippe speeches about busyness and balance during the Start of the Academic Year 2018-2019. 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.

Start of the Academic Year 2018-2019

Read the words of welcome by Vice President Annetje Ottow.

Read the speech by Professor Tanja van der Lippe.

Read the speech by President Anton Pijpers.

Read the laudatio of the student awards or watch the video:

The Utrechts Studententen Koor en Ortkest provided a musical interlude (video).

Next celebration

2 September 2019 15:45 - 17:15
The annual celebration of the start of the 2019–2020 academic year of Utrecht University will take place at 2 September 2019 at the Dom church.