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Introduction day

Perhaps you already know that the university has 7 faculties, about 7,300 staff members and more than 32,000 students. But do you also know what the sweat room is and who can be found there? Have you ever been inside the Academy Building and do you know the stories of this national monument? At the introduction for new employees you will really get to know the university. You will meet colleagues who have also just started and have a chat with a member of the Executive Board during lunch.

Introduction morning for new employees

Registration is currently not possible. New dates for 2023, to be announced.


We consider it important for you to not only become familiar with your new workplace, but that you also learn about the ambitions and traditions of the oldest university in the Netherlands. That is why the university organises an introductory morning for new employees four times a year (twice in English, twice in Dutch) with a guided tour and a lunch. The following topics are on the programme for this event:

  • Welcome and quiz
  • Inspiration session
  • Exploring the University
  • Lunch with a member of the Executive Board
  • And of course plenty of time to get to know your colleagues!

Staff experiences

Many of your new colleagues have attended the introduction day in the past. Here are just a few of their experiences:

Can’t wait to get to know more about the University? Take a look at our online module.

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