The theme of the academic year 2024-2025 is: truth
The theme of the academic year 2024-2025 is: truth

Opening Academic Year 2024 - 2025: Truth

The Opening of the Academic Year is a gathering for all staff and students aimed at providing inspiration for the start of the new academic year. This year's programme is inspired by the theme of 'truth'.

The programme

During the Opening of the Academic Year, staff and students of Radboud University look ahead to the new year. Besides various contributions inspired by the theme of 'truth', the Study Award, the University Medal and the Team Science Award will be awarded.

The rest of the programme will be announced soon.

Nijmeegs Studentenkoor Alphons Diepenbrock

Performance by the Nijmegen Student Orchestra

Student speaker Navete van Andel Bertomeu

Navete is studying psychology and has just finished her bachelor's degree. Besides her studies, she is active as a circus teacher, among other things.

Navete has an international background. Until she was 12, she lived in Spain, after which she lived with her Dutch father, Spanish mother and little sister in Amersfoort for three years. Then they returned to Spain.

Because of the Dutch educational culture that suited her, Navete wanted to return to the Netherlands to study. Thanks to a tip-off from a friend in Amersfoort, she chose Radboud University.

Navete van Andel Bertomeu

Alumnus and poet Wout Waanders

Wout Waanders

Writer, performer and live poet Wout Waanders continuously knows how to surprise people with words and forms of presentation. In honour of 100 years of Radboud University, he collected the most beautiful sentences from a hundred Nijmegen dissertations - one from each year of the university's existence - and made poems about them. With 'Parkplan', he won the 2021 C. Buddingh Prize for the best debut in Dutch-language poetry.



He is also part of BOYBAND, the literary boy band. Wout studied Dutch Language and Culture and Communication and Information Studies at Radboud University and was campus poet in the 2008/2009 academic year.

Student and pianist Joos Munneke

Joos Munneke is pursuing a master's degree in Mathematics and participates in the Radboud Honours Academy as a top talent in the arts. In between his bachelor and master studies, he studied piano at Utrecht Conservatory. There, he learned how to use his instrument as an extension of himself.

His passion for philosophy, mathematics, meditation and broad interest in the world provide creative inspiration for his compositions, making his music a reflection of himself. Three main pillars are always present in his music: sound, groove and tranquillity.

Joos Munneke

Practical information

The Opening Academic Year 2024 will take place on Monday 2 September in concert hall De Vereeniging. The ceremony will start at 14.00 and last until approximately 15.30. There will be no live stream this year.


De Vereeniging
Keizer Karelplein 2D
6511 NC Nijmegen