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 Opening Academic Year

​As UCR settles into the rhythm of classes and studying, we look back at a wonderful opening of the academic year with minister Koenders. 

On August 30th, minister of foreign affairs Bert Koenders opened the 2017-2018 academic year with a speech during the Convocation Ceremony in the Nieuwe Kerk in Middelburg. In his speech, Koenders addressed the Class of 2020 as his possible future colleagues, and stressed the importance of a new generation of metaphorical, international bridge-builders. He looked back at his two terms as minister of foreign affairs, but also gave advice to his successor. 

In addition to minister Koenders, dr. Gerda Andringa, professor of cognitive science at UCR  gave a speech and the Roosevelt College Choir performed.

The full speech as delivered by minister Koenders can be found here.
Press coverage by local TV-station Omroep Zeeland can be found here
For pictures of the ceremony, see here