Dies Natalis - Shaping Change
POSTPONED: Due to the increasing contaminations and the announced measures, it has been decided to postpone the 94th Dies Natalis. We will look for a suitable moment when all is possible again.
The theme of this Dies Natalis is Shaping Change. Rapidly changing living conditions have a far-reaching impact on our society. The rise of digital currencies, a changing monetary playing field, but also migration flows and housing issues are just a few diverse examples. During this academic ceremony, you will be inspired about these forms of change and how we can deal with them.
The keynote will be delivered by architect Floris Alkemade (1961). Alkemade was Chief Government Architect from 2015 to 2021. In that function he provided the government with solicited and unsolicited advice on government real estate property. In addition, he was responsible for selecting architects for Government properties for renovation and new construction. Floris Alkemade was elected Architect of the Year 2018. In July 2018, he was a guest in the VPRO's Zomergasten programme.
Education awards 2021
During the Dies Natalis, the 2021 Education Prizes will be presented. Vice Rector Magnificus Jantine Schuit will consecutively present the research master's thesis prize, the master's thesis prize and the dissertation award.
The awarding of the honorary doctorate to Mary E. Barth, Professor of Accounting at Stanford University, will be postponed to spring.