Opening Academic Year
Opening Academic Year 2020, Start Kuyper Year
Ben Tiggelaar, Marry de Gaay Fortman, Mirjam van Praag
Business and Organisation
On 31 August we will be delighted to show you some inspirational examples of entrepreneurs changing the world for the better. We will also be launching the Kuyper Challenge. Students and recent graduates’ best ideas for start-ups will be rewarded with coaching and financial support in the next academic year. VU Amsterdam President of the Executive Board Mirjam van Praag will join management guru Ben Tiggelaar and female corporate leader Marry de Gaay Fortman to discuss the outstanding entrepreneurship embodied by these initiatives.
For the first time ever, we are launching the academic year at VU Amsterdam online. You can find more information about the programme at www.vu.nl/oay.
The Opening of the Academic Year marks the start of Kuyper Year, in which VU Amsterdam will celebrate its 140th anniversary with a host of activities and themes that are characteristic of the university and Abraham Kuyper himself: democracy, diversity and social entrepreneurship. You are also warmly invited to take part in the other anniversary activities in the 2020-2021 academic year, details of which you will find at vu.nl/kuyperyear.