University of Impact
Opening Academic Year 2017 - 2018

We would be honoured if you would join us on 4 September 2017 from 2:15 in the Waaier building on campus.

Keynote speaker during the OAY 2017 is Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of Research and Innovation at the European Commision. Rondé will warm us up with their music!

Programme overview

2:15: Welcome with coffee and tea

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

  • Presentation of the Education Prize for the most inspiring lecturers and TGS-award by Thom Palstra, Rector University of Twente
  • Music by Rondé
  • Lecture, titled Building the future we want by keynote speaker Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of Research and Innovation at the European Commission
  • Music by Rondé
  • Presentation of the Thesis prizes by Thom Palstra, Rector University of Twente
  • Official Opening Academic Year by Thom Palstra

5.00: Get in touch: drinks will be served and the student teams from Solarboat, Solar Car, Roboteam Twente and Greenteam will present themselves.

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