'Every Connection has a Story'

University of Twente celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2021. This year’s lustrum theme: ‘Every connection has a story.’

Right now, we are in the middle of a lockdown. A sober period for all of us. But there’s still light at the end of the tunnel. Let’s hope that the impact of the coronavirus soon diminishes. Because for our university, it’s set to be a very special and interesting year, since we celebrate our 60th anniversary. The theme of the anniversary year is ‘every connection has a story’. Be sure to continue to share that story and to seek out connections with each other!

We don't tell the whole Lustrum programme yet, but of course you can count on the upcoming events and activities (with reservation due to Covid-19):


  • Informal Closing Academic Year

    More information is yet to come.

  • Opening Academic Year

    More information is yet to come.

  • Week Of Inspiration

    As you may be used to, the Week of Inspiration has special key-notes in store for our students in a lustrum year. This event will be held in the same week as we plan the Dies Natalis. More information is yet to come! 

  • Unveiling artwork: The Head

    The University of Twente is not only home to science, but also to art and architecture. Most of the artworks have been specially designed for the UT. We're very proud to add 'The Head' by Atielier Van Lieshout to our collection. The festive unveiling was planned on Thursday, 25 November, but unfortunately it will be postponed due to delay in delivery of materials. More information about the artwork The Head

  • Dies Natalis

    The Dies Natalis with new honorary doctorates will take place on 26 November. More information about the programme will be published soon through the Dies website.

  • Alumni Day

    The UT-alumni Day will take place in 2022. More information about the programme is yet to come.


  • Photo Challenge

    How can you better share your identity, passion or pride than with a great photo. What better way to show the world the uniqueness of the UT community in photos. From July till November you can enter your picture in the Lustrum Photo Challenge. More information is yet to come.