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Invitation: Opening of the Academic Year on 3 September

Attending the Opening of the Academic Year is a great way to start a new academic year together with our students, scientists, employees and partners. The University of Twente cordially invites you to attend its festive Opening of the Academic Year ceremony on Monday 3 September.

Programme overview

14.15 hrs  Reception with coffee and tea

15.00 hrs  Welcome by Victor van der Chijs, President of the Executive Board.

Presentation of the following awards

Lecture by Annemieke Nijhof

The satisfaction I feel when I can contribute to the personal development of others. That gives me energy!Annemieke Nijhof, CEO of Tauw

Our keynote speaker will be Ms Annemieke Nijhof, CEO of Tauw, the international engineering consultants firm. Ms Nijhof is an alumna and an ambassador of the University of Twente and was elected ‘Top Female Executive of the Year’ in 2015. The University of Twente and Tauw approach coping with societal challenges in a similar way: by combining High Tech and Human Touch.

Music by Isaac Gracie

A stunningly talented singer-songwriterPeople about: Isaac Gracie

Isaac Gracie’s music evokes mixed feelings because of its message of social criticism. Yet, Isaac is also being hailed as a stunningly talented singer-songwriter. An excellent choice for the Opening of the Academic Year at the University of Twente. 

The Opening of the Academic Year will be held at the Waaier building on the UT campus. The entire programme will be in English. Register here.

Janneke van den Elshout
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