Dies Natalis

Programme

This is the detailed programme of the Dies Natalis:

13.00 Arrival of guests in the foyer of De Waaier building

14.00 Welcome address by Prof. Ed Brinksma, Rector Magnificus

14.05 Award Ceremony ‘Overijssel PhD-award’ by A.Th.B. Bijleveld, Commissioner of the King

14.15 Award Ceremony ‘Professor De Winter Prize’ by Prof. Ed Brinksma, Rector Magnificus

14.25 Musical interlude by string ensemble Fuse

14.35 The Empathic Engineer, Dies lecture by Prof. Ed Brinksma, Rector Magnificus

15.10 Musical interlude Fuse and Geert Chatrou

15.20 Opening of the public session of the Doctorate Board by Prof. Ed Brinksma,
AWARDING OF THE HONORARY DOCTORATES

Prof. Hugh Herr, ‘wearable robotics’ expert, Honorary Promoter Prof. Herman van der Kooij, CTW Faculty

Mrs. Neelie Kroes, former politician, Honorary Promoter Prof. Willem Jonker, EWI Faculty

Prof. Christoph Gerber, nano technologist, Honorary Promoter Prof. Guus Rijnders, TNW Faculty

Prof. Edward Tufte, statistician and visual artist, Honorary Promoter Prof. Menno-Jan Kraak, ITC Faculty (Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation)

16.05 Official transfer of rectorship

16.10 Introductory words by Rector Magnificus Prof. Thom Palstra

16.20 Ceremony closure

16.30 Reception in the foyer of De Waaier building