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Opening Academic Year 2020/2021

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The Opening of the Academic Year takes place on Monday August, 31. The theme is 'A Resilient Community'. This academic ceremony will take place entirely digitally.

Opening Academic Year 2020-2021

The theme of the Opening Academic Year is 'A Resilient Community'. Outgoing President of the Executive Board Professor Koen Becking will look back on the unusual period that lies behind us and will address the resilience and adaptability of our campus community. He will also look ahead to the coming academic year, which will also be an unusual year.

As a result of the worldwide lockdown and the need to self-quarantine, we have learned to appreciate the importance of being in touch and staying connected, and taking care of each other more than ever. - Prof. Dr. Koen Becking

  • Speech by President of the Executive Board Professor Koen Becking

  • Contribution by mayor drs. Theo Weterings

  • Contribution by  student association

  • Awards cermony: Impact Prize

  • Closing words by President of the Executive Board Professor Koen Becking