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This year marks the 380th anniversary of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). In honour of this 76th ‘lustrum’ (anniversary occurring every five years), the UvA will be celebrating the opening of the academic year on a grand scale with the arrival of the ‘Glass House of Science and Scholarship’ in which a host of inspiring and renowned UvA professors will hold lectures.

This year marks the 380th anniversary of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). In honour of this 76th ‘lustrum’ (anniversary occurring every five years), the UvA will be celebrating the opening of the academic year on a grand scale with the arrival of the ‘Glass House of Science and Scholarship’ (het Glazen Huis van de Wetenschap) . On Monday, 3 September from 09:30 to 18:15, the Spui in Amsterdam will be transformed into a public lecture hall.

A host of inspiring and renowned UvA professors will hold lectures in the Glass House of Science and Scholarship. During these lectures, they will examine the major questions that arise in their fields of study. Curiosity, the theme of the ‘lustrum’ year, will also be the theme of this lecture series.

Please come along and learn more about science and scholarship. The Glass House of Science and Scholarship will be open to the public the whole day.

Please note: the lectures will be held in Dutch

Programme

09:45

10.00

Opening address Dr Louise Gunning-Schepers, president Executive Board UvA-HvA

10:00

10:30

Dr. Gerben Moerman, UvA Lecturer of the Year 2011 (Sociology)

10:30

11:00

Prof. Louise O. Fresco, University Professor specialising in the foundations of sustainable development in an international perspective

11:00

11:30

Prof. Gadi Rothenberg, Professor of Heterogenous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry

11:30

12:00

Prof. Ernst Hirsch Ballin, Professor of Human Rights

12:00

12:15

Break

12:15

12:45

Prof. Edgar du Perron, dean Faculty of Law

12:45

13:15

Prof. Damiaan Denys, Professor of Psychiatry

13:15

13:45

Prof. Alexander Rinnooy Kan, University Professor of Economics and Business Administration

13:45

14:15

Prof. Marcel Levi, chairman of the board AMC and dean Faculty of Medicine

14:15

14:45

Prof. Joep Leerssen, Professor of Modern European Literature

14:45

15:00

Break

15:00

15:30

Prof. Henkjan Honing, Professor of Cognitive and Computational Music Science

15:30

16;00

Prof. Victor Lamme, Professor Cognitive Neuroscience

16:00

16;30

Prof. Sander Bais, Professor Theoretical Physics

16:30

17:00

Prof. Barbara Baarsma, Professor by special appointment of Applied Economic Research

17:00

17:30

Prof. Arnoud Boot, Professor of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets

17:30

18:00

Prof. Mirjam van Praag, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organisation

18:00

18:15

Closing address Prof.. Dymph van den Boom, Rector Magnificus University of Amsterdam

Ask a question and win an iPad

After each mini lecture in the Glass House of Science and Scholarship, you can ask the professor a question. This questions can be written down on a card, which can be found in the Glass House, and handed in on the spot.

After all the mini lectures have finished, a committee will select the most creative, original and curios question. The winner of the iPad will be informed personally.

After 3 September, a selection of questions, including the winning question, will be published on this site.