Here’s a date to save for after the summer: 385 years of the UvA and a new academic year: two excellent reasons for a party! Come to the Atrium on Monday, 4 September, from 16:30, and Celebrate a new academic year at the UvA. Catch up with friends, sample the snacks and drinks and take a turn in the Silent Disco. All staff and students are also welcome to attend the official opening of the academic year! 


This year’s Opening of the Academic Year will take place on Monday, 4 September, in the Aula. The theme is that of the UvA’s 385th anniversary celebrations: Inspiring generations.

The event will be in Dutch, but simultaneous translation into English will be available via headset. 

For more details and to register, go to

The programme:

Geert ten Dam, president of the UvA’s Executive Board on inspiring education

Robbert Dijkgraaf, director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, on inspiring research 

PechaKucha-style presentations by Nathalie van der Velde, head of geriatrics at the AMC and Bruno Verschuere, associate professor of forensic psychology and last year's winner of the Ig Nobel Prize

The UvA's 2016-2017 Lecturer of the Year, Antoinette Muntjewerff, in conversation with students from JFAS, the law faculty student association

04/09/2017 - 14:30 to 16:30
  • Everyone is invited.