9 jul. 2018

Opening of the Academic Year September 3rd 2018 with Mark Rutte and Phil Hogan

WUR first opened its Academic Year 100 years ago. We have been guided by wisdom and wonder: wisdom to use our creativity for the greater good of mankind, and wonder to educate our students to be responsible stewards of the planet. Our centennial is marked by a variety of year-long celebrations, commemorating our impact and growth as well as preparing for our next century.

The future demands sustainable, safe, affordable and healthy food for all and at the same time a bio-circular economy with agriculture as a key provider of biomass. We cannot do this alone. Such a challenge surpasses nations, disciplines and cultures, requiring integrated, global solutions that are locally relevant.

Theme and key-note speakers
Our opening ceremony is dedicated to the theme 'Food and Agriculture: Europe and the World'.
Key-note speakers Mark Rutte, Dutch Prime-Minister, and Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, will address the role of the Netherlands and Europe. In addition, two young WUR-scientists will reflect on the theme.

Programme
The programme starts at 14.30 hrs with a welcoming reception. At 17:00 hrs all participants are welcome to join the reception.
Location
Orion building, Wageningen Campus.
More information
For the full programme and registration please check the website.

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