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Party on campus! Tilburg University celebrates 95 years

Campus Shot 1 min. Lea Körber

Tilburg University is celebrating a lustrum this year: its 95th anniversary. To mark this special anniversary, numerous activities have been planned on campus. Everyone who is present on our beautiful campus during the lustrum week may join in the celebrations.

Lustrum week full of treats

If it's your birthday you have to treat! Therefore, during the week of our 95th anniversary (from 14 to 18 November), there were food stands on campus every day. All students, staff and other campus visitors were treated to various treats here.

It was fun to see everyone enjoying the treats. Burgers, banana bread, hot dogs, loaded fries, smoothies and biscuits were handed out. Here's to 100 years of Tilburg University!

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Make a wish and make wishes come true

The university's 95th anniversary comes with special wishes. Tilburg University fund is raising donations with a special anniversary action in the period leading up to Christmas. With a small donation, you can hang a ribbon with your wish - for yourself or for someone else - in the Christmas tree on campus. You can also make a wish from home. We will write it for you on a ribbon and hang it in the Christmas tree on campus. With all donations combined, the university fund can make other wishes come true.

With your wish, you contribute to the University Fund. Together, we support students, education and research at Tilburg University. For example, more than 200 scholarships have already been granted to students who were able to get their degree at Tilburg University with financial support.

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95 years of Tilburg University


The highlight of the 95th anniversary was the Dies Natalis. During this celebration, former chairwoman of the Social and Economic Council (SER) Mariëtte Iris Hamer received an honorary doctorate from honorary supervisor Prof. Dr. Ton Wilthagen for her achievements in socio-economic policy. The theme of the academic ceremony was also dominated by the university's values: connected, curious, caring and courageous.

Prior to the festive Dies Natalis celebration, a Class of event was organised, as is the case every year. All alumni who graduated in the respective year are invited to return to campus. This year, the Class of '95 was invited to celebrate the university's 95th anniversary together. A delicious lunch was shared with the Class of '95 at Grand Café Esplanade. Then the programme continued with a tour of the campus. Much has changed since the 1990s. The tour ended at the auditorium where the alumni attended the Dies Natalis celebration.

Following the Dies celebration, Sjors van der Panne performed at Grand Café Esplanade. As part of the anniversary year, five editions of 95 Minutes of Music will be organised. Don't miss the next editions!

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Date of publication: 24 November 2022