Monday 4 September: Opening Academic Year 2017-2018

On Monday, September 4, the opening of the Academic Year 2017-2018 will take place, the official start of the new academic year.

During the academic ceremony in the auditorium, a guest speaker will deliver the guest lecture. Kristel Baele, President of the Executive Board, also addresses the academic community. Rector Magnificus Prof. Huibert Pols will officially open the new academic year.

On September 4, a series of prizes will be awarded: the Education and Research Prize, the Bruins and Lambers Prize, the Rotterdam Thesis Award, the TOP Support Awards and the Athena Prize.

In addition, there’s 'Student in the spotlight'; a student can present his or her project or initiative.

After the opening, the HeartBeat festival takes place for the fifth time, a big party at the Plaza for students and staff.

More information about the Opening Academic Year 2017-2018 will follow as soon as possible through this site.