Opening of the Academic Year

Wageningen UR annually celebrates the Opening of the Academic Year in style. At this public event, in the first week of September, renowned speakers address current issues concerning food, health and the environment.

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Disruptive thinking

We cannot imagine progress and wellbeing anymore without technology and objects designed and made by humans. A fascinating new category of design is emerging, combining engineering with ecology, biology, genetics and chemistry and insights from the social sciences. We have invited innovative designer and artist Daan Roosegaarde to show us how his work can inspire Wageningen UR (and vice versa!) to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. We hope that you will join us to experience his disruptive thinking at the opening of the Academic Year 2015 on 7 September in our building Orion on the Campus.

Programme:

14.30 Welcoming reception and registration
15.30 Disruptive thinking
Welcome
Prof. dr ir Louise O. Fresco
Daan Roosegaarde, Creative director of the social design lab Studio Roosegaarde
Response by three Wageningen UR scientists
Mansholt-Business Award for Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Official opening of the Academic Year by prof. dr ir Arthur P. J. Mol
17.00 Reception

Location: Orion, Bronland 1, 6708 WH Wageningen