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Wednesday, 8 January 2020 we will be celebrating the University of Amsterdam's 388th anniversary. We will mark this occasion, the 388th Dies Natalis, with a special session of the Doctorate Board in the University’s Aula. A livestream of the ceremony will be available from 15:00.

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Datum 8 januari 2020
Tijd 15:00 - 17:00
Dies Natalis

Go to livestream

The Dies celebration in the Aula will take place between 15:00 - 17:00. After opening the celebrations, professor of Law and Society Benjamin van Rooij will give the Dies speech.

Honorary doctorates

We will also award honorary doctorates to earth scientist and sustainability expert Johan Rockström and medical geneticist and neonatologist Diana Bianchi. The Honorary Supervisors are professor of Environmental Ecology Annemarie van Wezel and professor of Midwifery Joris van der Post. Members of our study associations Spectrum (Future Planet Studies) and MFAS (Medicine) will pay homage to the honorary doctors in their own way.

After the Dies celebration, you are most welcome to join us at a reception in the hall of the Maagdenhuis. There, you will have the opportunity to congratulate the new honorary doctors.