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Festival | Opening

Opening academic year Faculty of Science

Tuesday 5 September 2017
Gorlaeus Gebouw
Einsteinweg 55
2333 CC Leiden

On Tuesday, September 5, the Faculty of Science will organise the opening of the academic year. All employees and students are invited for the opening of the academic year 2017 - 2018 along with a surprising programme from 15.30 hrs. in the Gorlaeus Lecture Hall.

Prof. Geert de Snoo, Dean of the Faculty of Science, opens the event followed by a public lecture by Marc Koper, professor of Catalysis and surface chemistry. Marc Koper studies how to steer and catalyze redox reactions for sustainable energy and chemistry by combining experiment, theory and catalyst design principles. What are the ingredients for a carbon neutral future? His lecture covers the (im)possibilities of renewable energy.

This event will be in English for the convenience of all our staff and students.


15.30 hrs

Lecture hall C1: doors open

16.00 hrs

Start celebration event for the start of the new academic year at the Faculty of Science: 


Short introduction by Prof. Geert de Snoo, dean Faculty of Science


Public lecture by Prof. Marc Koper


Surprise act


End of event with a call for our students

17.00 hrs

Drinks in the central hall of the Gorlaeus Lecture Hall

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