Opening Academic Year 2017-2018
- Monday 4 September 2017
2311 SR Leiden
The Executive Board of Leiden University is pleased to invite you to attend the opening of the 2017-2018 Academic Year.
- Procession of students and professors
- Welcome by Professor Carel Stolker, Rector Magnificus and President of the Executive Board
- Opening Address by Merijn Tinga, Leiden alumnus Biology, Plastic Soup Surfer and forerunner of a sustainable world, in which we recycle everything
- Musical interlude performed by the Choir of the Leiden Student Choir and Orchestra Collegium Musicum
- Learning@LeidenUniversity by Professor Hester Bijl, Vice-Rector Magnificus
- Presentation of the 2017 Leiden Teaching Prize by Ghislaine Voogd, Chair of the Leiden University Student Platform
- Conferral of the 2017 Gratama Science Prize
- Closing remarks by Professor Carel Stolker
You are kindly requested to be seated before 14:55 hrs. The programme will commence at 15:00 hrs promptly. The ceremony will be followed by a reception in the Pieterskerk, at approximately 16.30 hrs.