28 aug. 2019

Opening Academic Year 2019/2020 WUR "Dialogue: an academic responsibility"

Check our Dutch site for a review of the Opening of the Academic Year of WUR (click at the top right on NL).
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.

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

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

More info OAY: click here 

OAY on YouTube
NB: are you not able to join the OAY on 2 September? Watch the official programme live via YouTube . Start 15.25 pm.


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