26 jul. 2019

Invitation | Opening Academic Year 2019/2020 WUR

Dialogue: an academic responsibility. Are we still able and willing to listen to other views than our own on the many complex developments in today’s society? Can we see through the haze of strong convictions and firm beliefs? Are we still willing to approach presented facts with an open mind, or do we increasingly restrict ourselves to the facts that support our own opinion? 

Our guest speaker Professor Rik Torfs, former Rector Magnificus at KU Leuven, will address the need for open dialogue and its relevance for academia.

Awards
After the contribution of prof. Torfs two awards of University Fund Wageningen (UFW) will be handed out: the Research Award and the Outstanding Alumnus Award

The Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research is honoured to invite all interested people to join the celebration and hope to welcome you on Monday 2 September.

Prof. dr ir Louise O. Fresco    | President WUR
Prof. dr ir Arthur P.J. Mol      | Rector Magnificus WU and 
                                            Vice-President WUR
Rens L.A.C. Buchwaldt MBA  | Member Executive Board  
                                            WUR

Programme
14:30 Registration and welcoming reception
15:30 Opening Louise O. Fresco 
          Prof. Rik Torfs
          Musical interlude 
          Talk show with WUR scientists
          Presentation of University Fund Wageningen, 
          Research Award and Outstanding Alumnus Award 
          Official opening by Arthur Mol 
17:00 Reception

All information on the Opening of the Academy Year: click here 

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