Dies Natalis 2018
Erasmus University Rotterdam celebrates the university’s 105th anniversary on Thursday, 8 November 2018. ‘Advancing Science, Impacting Society’ is the theme of the Dies Natalis, which is also part of the 21st lustrum celebrations.
Making societal impact is part of Erasmus University’s DNA. This is why we will honour three renowned scientists who excel in research and whose work is of great social value during the anniversary festivities. They will receive an honorary doctorate by recommendation of the three Erasmus Initiatives: interdisciplinary research-projects that contribute to solving significant societal issues of our time.
FAME Athena Award and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Next to awarding the honorary doctorates, the FAME Athena Award will also be gifted to a staff member who has gone about and beyond to encourage talent development and diversity within the university. The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra will be accompanying the event with a unique arrangement.