University of Impact
Opening Academic Year 2018-2019 - 3 september

31 August

We would be honoured if you would join us on 31 August 2015 from 1:45 in the Waaier building on campus. Welcome, introduction and presentation of several awards by Victor van der Chijs, President of the Executive Board, and Ed Brinksma, Rector Magnificus. After an interlude by singer-songwriter Douwe Bob, Rem Koolhaas, possibly the most influential architect in the world, will share his vision on universities with us. Students will thereafter stimulate the audience by presenting their ‘University of Students’. Ed Brinksma completes the programme and declares the Academic Year opened around 4:45. We conclude with a reception.


Welcome reception with coffee and tea


Official opening of the Opening Academic Year by Victor van der Chijs, President of the Executive Board


Presentation of the Education Prize for the most inspiring lecturers , TGS-award and thesis prizes by Ed Brinksma, Rector University of Twente


Interlude by singer-songwriter Douwe Bob


Introduction Rem Koolhaas, by Victor van der Chijs


Lecture by Rem Koolhaas; Rethinking the University


Interlude by singer-songwriter Douwe Bob


The University of students by Anne Buningh, Chair Student Union

4:40 pm 

Official Opening Academic Year, Ed Brinksma



The Opening Academic Year will be held at the Waaier building on the UT campus. The entire programme will be presented in English.

Rem Koolhaas
Rem Koolhaas
Douwe Bob
Douwe Bob
Anne Buningh - Chair Student Union
Anne Buningh - Chair Student Union