University of Impact
Opening Academic Year 2016 - 2017

5 September

We would be honoured if you would join us on 5 September 2016 from 2:15 in the Waaier building on campus.

Keynote speaker during the OAY 2016 is professor José van Dijck, she is president of the Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW) since last year.

Kovacs will warm us up with her soulful music and students will inspire the audience by presenting their ‘University of Students’.

Programme overview

2:15: Welcome reception with coffee and tea

3:00: Welcome, the State of the University, by Victor van der Chijs, President of the Executive Board.

  • Presentation of the Education Prize for the most inspiring lecturers and TGS-award by Ed Brinksma, Rector University of Twente
  • Soulful music by Kovacs
  • Presentation, When High Tech and Humanities Touch, by José van Dijck, President of the Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
  • Soulful music by Kovacs
  • The University of students by Mark Romme and Roos Bulthuis, ATLAS Class of 2016
  • Presentation of the thesis prizes by Ed Brinksma, Rector University of Twente
  • Official Opening Academic Year, Ed Brinksma

5.00: Reception

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