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Thom Palstra appointed as Rector Magnificus of the University of Twente

06 September 2016
Thom Palstra

As of 25 November Thom Palstra, Professor Solid State Chemistry at the University of Groningen, will be appointed as the new Rector Magnificus of the University of Twente. He will succeed professor Ed Brinksma.

Professor Palstra stated: ‘I see the UT as a young, vibrant university with a strong international reputation. The High Tech, Human Touch approach is distinctive, nationally and internationally. The campus embodies the sense of a community for staff and students and is unique in the Netherlands. As a future rector I am looking forward to work together with the students and staff to the further development of this university.’

The rectorship handover ceremony will take place during the 55th Dies Natalis of the UT, 25 November 2016.

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