Opening Academic Year 2021/2022

Transforming universities was the theme of the Opening Academic Year 2021/2022 on 6 September. Central questions: how does UM transform itself, how do we adapt and innovate as a response to the course of events, but also how can we be change-makers and transform society to contribute to a safer and brighter future? The programme was filled with people who contribute to our own and social transformation: the “transforming agents”. From keynote speaker Mamokgethi Phakeng to Student Prize winner Vera Karagiannidou, from honorary doctor Jaap van Dissel to Katleen Gabriels, winner of the Edmond Hustinx Prize 2021.

The Opening Academic Year was also the moment to present the Strategic Programme 2022-2026, including lots of background information, interviews and inspiring examples.

  Take a look at the photos and videos of the Opening Academic Year below
  Also read the news item

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Photos: Philip Driessen and Jasper Kijk in de Vegte (morning session).