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University ceremony

Opening academic year

Monday 5 September 2022
Kloksteeg 16
2311 SL Leiden

The opening ceremony of the academic year 2022-2023 will focus on the theme of Peace & Security. The ceremony will be opened by Annetje Ottow, President of the Executive Board.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Leiden alumnus Wopke Hoekstra will give the keynote speech on these topics and will then further discuss this with Leiden researchers. Students will also talk about what peace and security, or the lack of these, mean to them.

Students from the University have nominated the lecturer of the year and the University community has chosen the best ambassador of the University. They will be presented with a prize during the ceremony. Collegium Musicum, the music ensemble by and for students, will provide the music.

After the ceremony, at around 17:00, there will be a reception.


Are you unable to attend this event in the Pieterskerk? The opening of the academic year can also be followed via a livestream that appears on this page at 14:45 on 5 September.

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