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Opening Academic year

Date: Time: 16:00 Location: Aula

On Monday, September 5, 2022, we will open the new Academic Year in the grand auditorium on the theme Talent and Labor Market. In addition, this academic year we will celebrate our 95th anniversary. It is going to be a festive day, which also marks the starting point of festivities around our 95th anniversary.

An interesting program has been put together for students, employees and relations of our university. 

The academic session will be opened by the new president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), professor Marileen Dogterom. She will reflect on the theme in a contribution entitled 'A Talented Future'. The Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, Karien van Gennip, MBA will share her thoughts and plans for the future of the labor market in a second keynote. 

After this we will have a conversation with the minister, alderman of the municipality of Tilburg mrs. dr. Esmah Lahlah, professor of HRM and social security Tilburg University prof. dr. Charissa Freese, professor of labor market and brand new city professor Ton Wilthagen and prof. dr. Marileen Dogterom. We do this in a College Tour-like setting. So do you have a question for one of the panel members? Then ask them during the Opening of the new academic year! 

Program Opening Academic Year 2022-2023

Hopefully we will see you on September 5, 4 pm in the Aula of Cobbenhagen. Afterwards there will be an informal drink. 

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