4 Sep 10:00
- 17:00

Opening Academic Year 2017/18

On Monday 4 September 2017 Maastricht University celebrates the official Opening of the Academic Year 2017/18. This year’s theme is: ‘Can academics change the world?’.

Whereas eight years ago we enthusiastically shouted ‘Yes we can!’, in 2017 the value of scientific research is sometimes called into question. It is therefore necessary these days to show how scientific research and education make a difference in the world of today and tomorrow. Without selling short the immeasurable value of basic science, this academic ceremony is focused on the concrete ways in which academics try to change the world.