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All students and staff members are warmly invited to attend the 387th Dies Natalis, the University's birthday, on Tuesday 8 January. The celebration will take place in the Aula from 15:00 and can also be followed via livestream.

Event details of 2019 Dies Natalis
Date 8 January 2019
Time 15:00 -17:00
Dies Natalis 2019

Rector Karen Maex will open with a speech followed by the Dies Speech by Hilde Geurts,  professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Honorary doctorates

After the opening and Dies speeches the following honorary doctorates will be presented:

  • Canadian-American journalist and activist Naomi Klein will receive an honorary doctorate for her important contribution in focusing attention on global issues of social justice within academia and beyond. Her honorary supervisor is Ingo Venzke, professor of International Law and Social Justice.
  • Renowned composer Louis Andriessen will be honoured for his work as a composer and his contribution to music theory. The doctorate will be presented by honorary supervisors Julia Kursell, professor of Musicology, and Kati Röttger, professor of Theatre Studies.

The Dies Natalis celebration will conclude with a contribution by a student delegation.

Following the celebration, a reception will be held at the Maagdenhuis where you will also have the opportunity to congratulate the honorary doctors.