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Opening Facultair Jaar (Geesteswetenschappen)

Wednesday 8 September 2021
Hortus botanicus
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden

Welcome on the campus!

After not having seen each other for more than a year, this year we can go to campus more often: welcome (back)! To welcome everyone in this new year, there will be various food stands with small bites around the Humanities buildings on Wednesday 8 September in Leiden and Thursday 9 September at Schouwburgstraat in The Hague.

Speech of Dean Mark Rutgers

On Wednesday 8 September, the Opening of the Faculty Year will take place for the Faculty of Humanities. Soon you can watch the speech of Dean Mark Rutgers on this page!

Faculty Teaching Prize

Every year, an outstanding lecturer receives the Faculty Teaching Prize. Lecturers are nominated by students and a jury awards the prize. The prize will be awarded during the Opening of the Faculty Year. The nominees of 2021 are Dories Nielen (Russian Studies), Kirsty Rolfe (English language and culture), Noa Schonmann (Middle Eastern Studies), and Anna Tummers (Art History). Read the interview with the nominees about their teaching methods.

Dorie Nielen, Kirsty Rolfe, Noa Schonmann en Anna Tummers
Dorie Nielen, Kirsty Rolfe, Noa Schonmann en Anna Tummers

Reunion with your colleagues, with drinks and small bites

The Faculty Board invites all staff members to a reunion in open air during the Opening of the Faculty Year on Wednesday 8 September from 4 PM onward in the Hortus botanicus. The event will take place outside with enough space to keep distance and will be held in accordance with the protocol for the Hortus.

There will also be food for vegetarians.

Almost 400 colleagues have already registered. Are you joining us? Sign up now!

Please note: we welcome you at the gate on 'Paterstraatje'.

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