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Opening of the academic year 2020-2021

Monday 31 August 2020
Pieterskerk & Online
Kloksteeg 16
2311 SL Leiden

The opening of the new academic year at Leiden University will take place on Monday 31 August 2020.

As a result of the coronavirus restrictions, there will be an alternative ceremony in Pieterskerk this year, in the presence of a limited number of students, staff and guests.

We invite all other audience members and guests to attend online. A link to the live webcast will be posted on this webpage closer to the date of the ceremony. 

The programme will start at 15:00 hrs with a few opening words by Rector Magnificus Carel Stolker and will include a discussion session with Hester Bijl, students and staff and the announcement of the winner of the 2020 LUS Teaching Prize. 

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