Opening of the Academic Year

Opening of the Academic Year

Opening of the Academic Year

Mon, 4 September 2017
16:00 hour until 19:00 hour

The Opening of the Academic Year 2017-2018 of the University of Groningen will take place on 4 September in the Martini Church. The Ceremony will be conducted in English. Professors will be expected in the Senate Room by 3.30 p.m.

 

Programme

4 - 5.30 p.m.

  • Opening speech by Prof. Elmer Sterken, Rector
  • Speech by Pim van der Feltz, CEO Google Benelux
  • Musical interlude
  • Speech by Merel Rumping, Social Entrepreneur and Alumnus of the Year 2016
  • Reading by the University Poet 2017 – 2018
  • Speech by Hanna Berretz, International student
  • Musical interlude and Closing

5.30 - 7 p.m.
Reception in the choir of the Martini church

For more information, please click here.

Photo @RUG. Photographer: Elmer Spaargaren