Opening Academic Programme ITC 2017-2018

Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation

The Opening of the Academic Progamme is an annually returning highlight on the agenda of the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente. This year the official ceremony takes place on Thursday 28 September 2017 in the Wilmersbergzaal, Muziekcentrum, Noorderhagen in Enschede.  After the official programme a reception will be held in the Foyer of the Muziekcentrum.


From 14.15h until 15.00h, there will be a welcome reception with coffee and tea in the Foyer

The official programme starts at 15.00h in the Wilmersbergzaal, with:

  • Professor Tom Veldkamp, Rector/Dean
    Opening and words of welcome
  • Appau William Miller
    President, Student Association Board
    Words of welcome to new students
  • Professor Tom Veldkamp
    Presentation of the ITC Publication Award for the best scientific paper by a PhD student

    Musical Interlude
  • Early warning – last resort in a changing climate
    Schermerhorn Lecture by Prof. dr. Gerard van der Steenhoven,
    Director General of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), The Netherlands

From 16.30h, the programme will be concluded with a reception in the Foyer.

If you plan to attend the ceremony you are kindly requested to register via the website

ITC students are invited to wear traditional dress.


Event starts: Thursday 28 September 2017 at 15:00
Event ends: Thursday 28 September 2017 at 16:30
Venue: Wilmersbergzaal, Muziekcentrum
City where event takes place: Enschede
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