EVERY CONNECTION HAS A STORY. GET READY TO CELEBRATE OUR 60TH ANNIVERSARY WITH US DURING THE DIES NATALIS ON FRIDAY 20 MAY 2022.
If you didn't manage to get a seat in the hall, you can of course watch this special anniversary edition of the Dies Natalis, the 60th anniversary of the University of Twente, online! You can watch online via UT.Live
Because it is a live show the times mentioned below are an estimation.
14.40 The cortege will walk from building Ravelijn to the Waaier and take their seats.
15.00 60th Dies Natalis in building Waaier: Every Connection has a Story.
The story of the University of Twente began sixty years ago, in 1961. It is a story about science, technology, learning and exploring, about supporting and being supported. It focuses on reflection and action and tells of trial and error and perseverance. But above all, our story is about people. People who are connected to each other, both at the university and beyond. Between all stories you will hear music of Tangarine, our ‘house band’ during the celebration.
The Dies Natalis will start with opening words of Rector Magnificus, Tom Veldkamp and will be followed by the stories of the young talents at the start of their careers; the winners of the Marina van Damme Scholarship, the Professor de Winter Award, and the Overijssel PhD Award. Next on the programme will be inspiring talks by talented researchers Femi Ojambati, Jerre Starink and Funda Atun.
On the occasion of its 60th anniversary, the University of Twente will award four honorary doctorates in the second part of the celebration. 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.
17.10 After a short speech of Roelof Bleeker, Mayor of Enschede, the Rector Magnificus will close the Dies Natalis.
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