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Opening Academic Year 2016-2017

Wanneer:ma 05-09-2016 16:00 - 19:00
Waar:Martini Church

The Opening of the Academic Year 2016-2017 will take place on 5 September in the Martini Church.

Students and staff are most welcome to attend this (annual) ceremony.

Not able to attend? Watch our livestream from 4.00 p.m.

Programme (Language: English)
Professors will be expected in the Senate Room by 3.30 p.m.
The cortège will depart at 3.40 p.m.

The ceremony will start at 4 p.m. sharp. Please arrive well on time, as the church doors will close at 3.58 p.m. Those who arrive too late will no longer be admitted.

4 – 5.45 p.m.

  • Opening speech by Prof. Elmer Sterken, Rector Magnificus
  • Speeches by Prof. Lodi Nauta and Prof. Bart van Wees, Spinoza Prize winners 2016
  • Award ceremonies of:
    • Mallinckrodt Prize
    • Nicolaas Mulerius Stipendium
    • Sustainable Society Impact Award
  • Musical interlude
  • Award ceremony: Ubbo Emmius medal for contributions to society, awarded to Max van den Berg
  • Award ceremony: Alumnus of the Year, awarded to Luuk van Middelaar
  • Musical interlude
  • Reading by the University Poet 2016 – 2017
  • Speech by Prof. Mario Panizza, Rector Roma Tre University
  • Closing

5.45 – 7 p.m.

  • Reception in the choir of the Martini Church, with Prof. Elmer Sterken proposing a toast.

Registration and invitation card / entry ticket

A limited number of seats is available. Registration will close as soon as the maximum capacity in the Martini Church is reached. Please register as soon as possible using the correct application form.

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