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Introduction day for new staff members

Thursday 28 May 2020

Perhaps you already know that the university has 7 faculties, about 4,000 staff members and more than 20,000 students. But do you also know where the motto ‘Praesidium Libertatis’ comes from? Or what the Sweat Room is and where it is located? Do you know what current issues the university is occupied with? The introduction day for new employees is your opportunity to really get to know the university.

You will receive an introduction module and a digital tour of a number of buildings prior to this online meeting. During the meeting you will get more information about the university in an interactive way, you will get to know your colleagues and a case will be discussed, for example in the field of privacy. Rector Magnificus Carel Stolker will also join to get to know you and answer your questions.


The Executive Board considers it important not only that you become familiar with your new workplace, but that you also learn about the ambitions and traditions of the oldest university in the Netherlands. This is why an introduction day is organised each year for new employees. The following topics are on the programme for this event:

  • university history
  • current direction and future developments
  • a speed date with your new colleagues
  • a guided tour along the university’s most beautiful buildings

Introduction day new staff members

You can sign up for the introduction day via Self Service. You will receive a link to the meeting in Teams by email.

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