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University Colloquium: An evening with the Spinoza Laureates

02 May 2017

An evening with the Spinoza Laureates Lodi Nauta, Cisca Wijmenga and Bart van Wees

Free Entrance. Deadline to register is Monday June 5th.

On Monday 12 June 2017 from 7:30 p.m. until 9.30 p.m. the Young Academy Groningen and Prof. Elmer Sterken, Rector Magnificus, will host a University Colloquium. The theme of the evening is Interdisciplinarity: University Idea or Ideal? The evening aims for an open and lively discussion with three of the University's recent Spinoza Laureates and is aimed at young scientists (Master’s, PhDs, postdocs, tenure track, UD) and those interested in whether and how interdisciplinarity should shape the future academic research landscape.

Spinoza Laureates
Spinoza Laureates


19:30 Welcome Coffee/Tea

20:00 Opening Prof. Elmer Sterken, Rector Magnificus, and Young Academy Groningen members.

Part 1: "Top Scientists: Road to the Spinoza Prize" Interview with Spinoza Laureates Lodi Nauta, Cisca Wijmenga and Bart van Wees, with Martijn van Calmthout, Science Editor for de Volkskrant.

Part 2: "Interdisciplinarity: University Idea or Ideal?" Lagerhuis-style debate with the Spinoza Laureates on how Interdisciplinary Research influences the research landscape.

Some examples that will be debated are:

"Answering important scientific questions requires an interdisciplinary approach"

"We lose scientific expertise when we encourage interdisciplinarity"

"The University of Groningen supports Interdisciplinarity Research"

"Young Researchers benefit from Interdisciplinary research projects"

21:30 Closing statements

To register please visit the University Colloquium webpage.

Maximum capicity 250 persons.

*Language will be in English.

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