All UvA students and staff are invited to attend the opening of the 2018-2019 academic year on Monday, 3 September. This year's theme is the relationship between the UvA and Amsterdam. The event will be streamed live: a link will be available on this page from 15:00.
On a cold January day in 1632 Gerardus Vossius opened the predecessor to the University of Amsterdam with his inaugural speech 'De historiae utilitate' . The day after, Caspar Barlaeus praised the city's governers in his opening speech, marking the start of long and close relationship between the UvA and Amsterdam.
So, what is the state of this relationship in 2018? What do scientists and policy makers have to offer each other today? Find out during the opening on 3 September.
Please register using the button at the top of this article. An interpreter will be on hand to provide live translation into English. You can pick up a head set at the entrance.
14:30 Doors open
15:00 - 16:30 Official opening, including:
16:30 - 18:00 Drinks at the Maagdenhuis