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Opening Academic Year 2023 - 2024: Imagination

When:Fr 01-09-2023 15:30 - 18:30
Where:Martini Church in Groningen (Martinikerkhof 3)
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The ceremony will be held in English

The programme includes the following:

Cisca Wijmenga will open the academic ceremony and will say goodbye as Rector of the University of Groningen later during the ceremony. To this end, chair of the Board of the University Jouke de Vries will give a short farewell speech. Jacquelien Scherpen, the new Rector Magnificus, will be officially inaugurated and will give a short acceptance speech.

Afterwards, there will be a reception in the choir of the Martinikerk until 6.30 p.m.

Signing up

The ceremony is intended only for registered guests. If you would like to attend the ceremony, you can sign up through the links on this web page. The deadline for registration is 20 August. Please note: a paper invitation serves as your ticket. The paper invitation will be available for collection after registration, or you can request for it to be sent to you by indicating this on the registration form.


Others can watch the event through a livestream on this web page on the day of the ceremony. The link for the livestream will follow one week ahead of the ceremony.

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