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Alumni event

NL alumni Zoom meeting Hong Kong

Thursday 8 April 2021
06pm - 07.30pm (HKT) 12:00 – 13:30 Dutch Time
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Dear Leiden alumni living in Hong Kong, 

On behalf of the Dutch universities and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Hong Kong we would like to invite you to a big NL alumni Zoom meeting on Thursday 8 April from 6pm - 7.30pm (HKT).

We have an interesting programme for you starting with a word of welcome by Leiden alumnus Arjen van den Berg, the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. We will continue with an inspiring keynote speech by Sjoerd den Daas. Sjoerd is correspondent for the NOS and an alumnus of the University of Groningen. He will share insights into his work in Hong Kong and will talk about press freedom in the region.

After the keynote you will get together with your university in a breakout session and of course, we will raise an online toast with you on this unique Zoom meeting.

There is ample time to ask your questions and reconnect with your alma mater Leiden University; fellow Leiden University-alumni, and alumni from other Dutch universities. 

You can already read or listen to some of Sjoerd’s articles about the current situation in Hong Kong. Click on the following links to read a recent article for the NOS, watch a short video, and a podcast about the end of democracy in Hong Kong (all in Dutch, the event will be in English).


•    6.00 pm Opening by host on behalf of all Dutch universities
•    6.05 pm Welcome by Arjen van den Berg, Consul General
•    6.15 pm Keynote by Sjoerd den Daas, Correspondent to the NOS and UG- alumnus
•    6.30 pm Q&A
•    6.40 pm Updates from your alma mater (per university)
•    7.00 pm Central toast
•    7.05 pm Networking in small groups
•    7.30 pm End event

Alumni from the following universities will participate:
Leiden University, Utrecht University, University of Groningen, Nyenrode, Tilburg University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Delft University of Technology and Maastricht University. 

We have limited capacity in our digital meeting room. Please let us know that you are joining by registering via this link before Monday 5 April. You will then receive the Zoom link on the day before the event.
We look forward to meeting you all on 8 April.

Mijanou Blaauw & Hanneke Wiessing
Leiden University


Date : 8 April 2021
Time : 06:00 - 07:30 pm (HKT)
Place : Online
Costs : Free
Registration : Via this link 


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