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Ceremony marking the opening of the Academic Year 2018-2019 and the official launch of University College Fryslân

Wanneer:do 13-09-2018 15:00 - 18:30
Waar:Grote of Jacobijnerkek, Bredeplaats 4, Leeuwarden

We kindly invite you to attend the opening of the Academic Year and the official launch ceremony of University College Fryslân on Thursday 13 September 2018. The year 2018-2019 is extra special for Campus Fryslân. After all the efforts being put into the preparation of our new programmes (BSc Global Responsibility & Leadership, LLM Governance and Law in Digital Society and MSc Sustainable Entrepreneurship), we now welcome new staff members and most importantly: students.


After the welcoming words by prof. Jouke de Vries, Dean of Campus Fryslân, we give the floor to prof. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, who will be giving this year’s Gemma Frisius lecture. But it doesn’t end there, after the lecture Prof. Andrej Zwitter, dean of University College Fryslân, kicks of the festive launch of University College Fryslân. You will have a chance to meet staff and students and enjoy good music whilst having a drink.

Gemma Frisius lecture

Prof. de Hoop Scheffer, who was Minister of Foreign Affairs and Secretary General of NATO, has a long career in international relations and also was a longtime member of Parliament. De Hoop Scheffer considers himself as a “ Professor of the Practice” trying to create added value for his students in analyzing international leadership and the complexities of decision making. He is committed to the promotion of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. He has personally contributed to good Education (goal 4), Peace, Security and Justice (goal 16) and Partnerships for the Goals (goal 17) to create peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, and is one of the UCF ambassadors. During his lecture prof. de Hoop Scheffer will “scan” the international horizon not forgetting the “ Frisian touch”.

The title of his lecture will be: “ A rules based international order; we should be in for a fight”


Date: Thursday 13 September
Time: 15:00 – 18:30 hours
Location: start at Grote of Jacobijnerkerk (Bredeplaats 4, Leeuwarden) after which we move to the Campus Fryslân location at Zaailand 106.