We would be pleased if you join us on 3 September 2018 as of 14.15 hrs in the Waaier building on the campus.

Programme overview

14.15 hrs  Reception with coffee and tea

15.00 hrs  Welcome by Victor van der Chijs, President of the Executive Board.

Presentation of the following awards

Lecture by Annemieke Nijhof

The satisfaction I feel when I can contribute to the personal development of others. That gives me energy!Annemieke Nijhof, CEO of Tauw

Our keynote speaker will be Ms Annemieke Nijhof, CEO of Tauw, the international engineering consultants firm. Ms Nijhof is an alumna and an ambassador of the University of Twente and was elected ‘Top Female Executive of the Year’ in 2015. The University of Twente and Tauw approach coping with societal challenges in a similar way: by combining High Tech and Human Touch.

Music by Isaac Gracie

A stunningly talented singer-songwriterPeople about: Isaac Gracie

Isaac Gracie’s music evokes mixed feelings because of its message of social criticism. Yet, Isaac is also being hailed as a stunningly talented singer-songwriter. An excellent choice for the Opening of the Academic Year at the University of Twente. 

17.00 hrs Get in touch: drinks and appetizers will be served.

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