It is our pleasure to announce the 47th Dies Natalis of Maastricht University. Join us in this celebration on Friday 27 January 2023. Save the date!
This year’s theme is ‘Bold yet prudent: technological innovation and society’. To do justice to our role in driving technological innovation, universities like ours need to adopt a truly interdisciplinary approach to think through the potential higher order effects of new technologies.
Professor Cyrus Mody of Maastricht University will give an inspiring keynote lecture. He specialises in the history of oil industry research and development since 1965, for which he is the principal investigator of an NWO Vici grant. As co-PI of an ERC Synergy grant on research integrity, he is committed to creating an environment for healthy scientific dialogue.
We will award the Wynand Wijnen Education Prize, the Dissertation Prize and the Student Prizes.
Professor Robert S. Langer, scientist, chemical engineer, entrepreneur and Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will receive an honorary doctorate for his powerful and thought-provoking contributions to academia and business. He was nominated by the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the honorary doctorate will be awarded by Professor Thomas Cleij (Faculty of Science and Engineering) and Professor Clemens van Blitterswijk (Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences).
Would you like to join us on this joyous occasion? Mark the afternoon of Friday 27 January 2023 in your calendar. An official invitation with more information will follow in mid-December.