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Opening Academic Year 2022-202

Last modified on 15-08-2022
The new academic year is starting in a world in which the international legal order and democratic values are under pressure.
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Start date
05-09-2022 13:00
End date
05-09-2022 14:15

Internationally, due to events such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but also in the Netherlands, as a result of to growing inequality, disinformation and mistrust. How can the university contribute to a resilient democracy?

That is the question that will be central to the opening of the 2022-2023 academic year. You are cordially invited to attend the opening on Monday, 5 September in the University’s Aula, at Singel 411. Would you like to attend this opening at the Aula? Then sign up for the guestlist.


  • Executive Board President Geert ten Dam Collegevoorzitter Geert ten Dam discusses the importance of science for a robust democratic society.
  • University professor of artificial intelligence and society Claes de Vreese talks about research into media, artificial intelligence and democracy.
  • Musical intermezzo by members of the student choir Amsterdam
  • Professor of Media Studies Mark Deuze discusses media activism, democratic engagement and education

Afterwards there will be a chance to carry on the conversation during informal drinks.

Warm welcome to campus

Are you on a UvA campus on 5 September, then you will be warmly welcomed between 11:00 and 16:00 with a red carpet on to celebrate the start of the Academic Year 2022-2023. Come by for a cup of coffee or a fresh juice and a snack!