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Invitation Dies Natalis 2021

THE UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE HAS DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE DIES NATALIS TO 20 MAY 2022. WE WANT TO CELEBRATE OUR 60TH BIRTHDAY IN AN APPROPRIATE WAY. THEREFORE, WE CHOOSE TO CELEBRATE NEXT YEAR. IN THE UPCOMING DAYS WE WILL INFORM YOU BY E-MAIL.

WHAT ABOUT REGISTRATION?

Are you registrated? We will save your spot on 20 May. You don’t have to do anything. In a couple of months we will contact you by e-mail for follow-up. Are you not registrated? Registration keeps open, please registrate here

‘EVERY CONNECTION HAS A STORY’

This special jubilee edition of the Dies Natalis, on 26 November 2021 (15.00 - 17.00), centres around the stories of people and their inspiring, moving and often surprising connections. You will experience the strength of sixty years of personal commitment. The strength of sixty years of local, regional, national and international collaboration. And the strength of jointly contributing to a sustainable, open, and fair society. 

You will find out that everything within UT – and beyond – is connected and, more importantly, “every connection has a story”. Let’s celebrate sixty years of inspirational stories!

Join us on campus, or from the comfort of your home!
Register here
Attend the 60th Dies Natalis online or in person. Note: The programme is composed in such a way that the online attendee also gets the 'full experience'.

HONORARY DOCTORATES

On the occasion of its 60th anniversary, the University of Twente will award four honorary doctorates. They will go to IPCC co-chair Debra Roberts, cybersecurity expert Jaya Baloo, physicist and science policymaker Wim van Saarloos and Prince Constantijn of Orange-Nassau. They all stand for the sustainable, fair and digital society that the University of Twente aims to support. 

You can expect inspiring speakers, exciting music, and the presentation of the Marina van Damme Scholarship, the Professor de Winter Award, and the Overijssel PhD Award.

THE RECEPTION AFTERWARDS

After the ceremony, there will be a reception for the persons that attend the Dies Natalis on campus. Registration is required for access to the Dies programme in The Waaier building and for the reception. If you are unable to attend after registration, please unsubscribe. You can read how to do this in the confirmation email that you will receive. This way, we can provide a place for everyone who wants to be present on campus.

What about COVID-19?

Here at the University of Twente, we are highly concerned about all our guests. We follow all guidelines of the RIVM and the GGD regarding the coronavirus. This means: we ask everyone not to attend the ceremony in case of covid symptoms. The total capacity of the Waaier will be used, without the 1.5-meter distance rule. A mask or a corona pass will not be required.

CONTACT

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Hinke Mulder.

Hinke Mulder
H. Mulder (Hinke)
Senior Communication Advisor