Dies Natalis 2023

On Friday 12 May we celebrated the 61th Dies Natalis of the University of Twente. In 2023 the central theme of the academic events is societal impact. In other words, how does our education and research impact policy makers, businesses, and citizens outside the academic world?

At this year's Dies Natalis we focused on the existential challenges we face in the climate and environmental crises. Sustainability is written in bold letters in our vision” Shaping2030”. We want to build a sustainable society and economy where no one is left behind through our research and education. It is an ambitious commitment that requires us to find new innovative solutions and to educate the next generation of professionals who will shape the world of tomorrow.

Read the full report of the Dies Natalis 2023 and take a look at the photo album.

Watch the aftermovie below.

green transition

The Dies lecture of 2023 was given by H.E. Mr. Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission and responsible for the European Green Deal. Watch his keynote speech below.