UvA celebrates its 386th anniversary
All staff and students are cordially invited to attend the 386th Dies Natalis (birthday) of the University of Amsterdam. This year’s Dies celebration will be held partly in Dutch and partly in English, so that international students and staff can also enjoy the event.
Attend the Dies celebration
The Dies celebration will be held in the Aula of the UvA, Singel 411, Amsterdam on Monday, 8 January from 15:00 to 17:00. A reception will be held immediately afterwards in the Maagdenhuis foyer.
Admission is free; register to attend in advance by filling out the form below. The Dies will also be broadcast via a live stream.
Rector Karen Maex will open the Dies celebration with a speech in English about internationalisation. Prof. Harry Buhrman, distinguished research professor at the Faculty of Science, will deliver the Dies speech.
After the opening remarks and the Dies speech, the following honorary doctorates will be awarded:
- Prof. Nora Volkow will receive an honorary doctorate for her pioneering work as one of the first to study the brain functioning of drug-addicted patients. Prof. Wim van den Brink, professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the area of addiction treatment, has been designated Honorary Supervisor. (Also see a related symposium with Nora Volkow organised by Amsterdam Brain Cognition on 9 January.)
- Prof. Barbara Partee will receive an honorary doctorate for the crucial role she played in the development of the formal semantics of natural language. The Honorary Supervisors are Prof. Sonja Smets, professor of Logic and Epistemology, and Prof. Martin Stokhof, professor of Philosophy of Language. (Also see a related workshop with Barbara Partee organised on 9 January.)
A student delegation will conclude the Dies Natalis with its own contribution.
Afterwards (starting from 17:00), a reception will be held at the Maagdenhuis where attendees will have the opportunity to congratulate the recipients of the honorary doctorates.