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Opening of Academic Year with Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven and Mardjan Seighali

Opening in de Pieterskerk met demissionair minister Ingrid van Engelshoven

6 September 2021

Ingrid van Engelshoven: 'What makes us solidary instead of solitary?'


On Monday 6 September, Rector Joke van Saane opened the new academic year of the University for Humanistic Studies. Special guests were Ingrid van Engelshoven, (outgoing) Minister of Education, Culture and Science, and Mardjan Seighali, the new president of the Humanistisch Verbond and director of the Foundation for Refugee Students UAF. 


The theme of the festive opening in the Pieterskerk in Utrecht was 'Valuable knowledge' (Waardevolle kennis). PhD student Kors Visscher and student Huib Pruymboom concluded with a column. 


Read more about the speakers and their lectures in the report in Dutch.


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Rector Joke van Saane
Joke van Saane

On Monday 6 September, Rector Joke van Saane opened the new academic year of the University for Humanistic Studies. Special guests were Ingrid van Engelshoven, (outgoing) Minister of Education, Culture and Science, and Mardjan Seighali, the new president of the Humanistisch Verbond and director of the Foundation for Refugee Students UAF.