14:45     Doors open, reception of guests

15.15      Ceremonial entrance

15.30      Welcome and speech                

Kristel Baele, President of the Executive Board              

Guest speaker                

Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam       

University Awards

  • Education Prize
  • Research Prize
  • Prof. Bruins Prize
  • Prof. H.W. Lambers Prize
  • Rotterdam Thesis Award
  • ENVH Athena Award
  • Top Support Award (Individual)
  • Top Support Award (Team)            

Student in the spotlight              

 Official Opening Academic Year 2017 – 2018                

Prof. Huibert Pols, Rector Magnificus 16.45     

End of the ceremony, networking drinks

The language used throughout the event will be English. Please note that the number of seats in the Auditorium is limited and will be allocated in order of registration.