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Opening Academic Year 2019-2020

Attending the Opening of the Academic Year is a great way to start a new academic year together with our students, scientists, employees and partners. The University of Twente cordially invites you to attend its festive Opening of the Academic Year ceremony on Monday 2 September.

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The Opening of the Academic Year highlights our keynote speaker Cees Links, student speaker Renee Meijer and of course the ceremony for the awards and music by the Drum People.

Date:              Monday, 2 September 2019 
Time:             14.15 – 17.00 
Location:       Waaier building, University of Twente

We are looking forward to welcome you!

Cees Links

Cees Links is a Wi-Fi pioneer. Under his responsibility, the first wireless LANs were developed, ultimately becoming household technology integrated into PCs and notebooks. He also pioneered the development of access points, home networking routers, and hotspot base stations. Cees Links was the founder and CEO of GreenPeak Technologies, now part of Qorvo, and is now the General Manager of the Wireless Connectivity Business Unit. He was recognized as Wi-Fi pioneer with the Golden Mousetrap Lifetime Achievement Award and more recently being inducted into the Wi-Fi NOW Hall of Fame.


The entire programme will be held in English.