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Academic ceremony

Opening of the academic year 2019-2020

  • Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven
Date
Monday 2 September 2019
Time
Address
Pieterskerk
Pieterskerkhof 1A
Leiden

The Executive Board of Leiden University warmly invites you to attend the opening of the academic year 2019-2020.

This will take place at 15:00 on Monday 2 September 2019 in Pieterskerk at Pieterskerkhof 1A in Leiden.

Programme

  • Welcome by Prof. Carel Stolker, Rector Magnificus and President of the Executive Board of the University.
  • Opening speech by Ingrid van Engelshoven, Minister of Education, Culture and Science.
  • Musical interlude by the Leiden Student Choir and Collegium Musicum Orchestra.
  • Speech by Prof. Hester Bijl, Vice-Rector Magnificus: ‘Challenges in Education.’
  • Announcement of the 2019 LUS Teaching Prize by Nienke Wit, chair of the Leiden University Student Platform.
  • Awarding of Gratama Science Prize by Reinier Gratama.
  • Musical interlude by the Leiden Student Choir and Collegium Musicum Orchestra.
  • Closing speech by Prof. Carel Stolker.

Please take your seat before 14:50. The programme will begin at 15:00 sharp. The ceremony will end at around 17:00 and will be followed by a reception in Pieterskerk, which you are also welcome to attend.

Registration

If you would like to attend the ceremony, please register by 26 August 2019. You will receive confirmation that you have registered. Any entry tickets will be sent at a later date.

An English interpreter will be present. The ceremony can be followed live at: www.universiteitleiden.nl/OAJ19.

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