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Programme Opening of the Academic Year


The official opening of the academic year 2018-2019 will take place on Monday 3 September from 4 to 5.30 p.m.

The ceremony will be conducted in English.
Professors will be expected in the Senate Room by 3.30 p.m.

Preliminary Programme 2018-2019

4 to 5.30 p.m.

  • Opening speech by Prof. Elmer Sterken, Rector

  • Speech by Prof. Theunis Piersma in combination with musical performance by sound artist Sytze Pruiksma

  • Award Ceremony Alumnus of the Year 2017, awarded to Carolien de Bruin, MSc

  • Reading by the UG poet-in-residence for academic year 2018 – 2019

  • Speech by Rick Middelbos, student Biology, Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Musical interlude by Pop Choir The Estrellas

  • Closing

5.30 to 7 p.m.

  • Reception in the choir of the Martini church

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