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.
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
- Education Award for the most inspiring lecturer
- Twente Graduate School award
- Graduation Awards
- Brinksma Innovation Grant
Lecture by Annemieke Nijhof
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
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.