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Opening Academic Year 2018 - with Minister van Engelshoven

Students want to make the most of their program and their time as a student. How do students make sure they do? How does Tilburg University cater to these needs? How can the government contribute? Share your ideas on these questions with us during the Opening of the Academic Year 2018.

On Monday, September 3, we celebrate the opening of the new academic year, which will take place in our new building, CUBE. We are pleased to announce that Ingrid van Engelshoven (Minister of Education, Culture and Science) will be present at Tilburg University during this event.


  • Opening by Professor Emile Aarts, Rector Magnificus
  • Speech by Ingrid van Engelshoven, Dutch Minister of Education, Culture, and Science
  • Speech by Professor Koen Becking, President of the Executive Board
  • A student’s point of view
  • Panel discussion with the Minister, the President, and students
  • Presentation of the Best Entrepreneurial Student Initiative Award

After the ceremony, at approximately 16:30 hrs., you are welcome to raise your glass together with the Minister and university's staff and students.


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Looking back on last year

Watch video of last year's event
Read the report

When: 03 September 2018 15:00

End date: 03 September 2018 17:00