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Programme 2021

In 2021, the Dies Natalis for alumni will take place on Thursday evening 11 February. For the first time in the history of the Leiden University Fund, this event will take place entirely online.

For our international alumni, there will be an English lecture to attend in each of the two lecture round. Register via the online form or look below for more information.

Do you speak Dutch as well? You're welcome to join any of the four other lectures (in Dutch). You can decide during the Dies Natalis online event itself. You can also change "lecture hall" during the lecture if you want to listen to a another speaker. Please note that the times mentioned are the local Dutch times (GMT +1).

The programme

In the lobby

7 pm
Opening by Annetje Ottow (Chairman of the Executive Board) and Aletta Stas-Bax (chairman LUF).

First lecture round

7.30 pm - 8 pm
* Professor Frits Rosendaal, 'Covid-19: what have we seen, and what is yet to come?' (in English)

Back to the lobby

During the break, you can grab a drink or join the network carousel. Here you will be paired with random other guests for pleasant short conversations of three minutes.

Second lecture round 

8.15 pm - 8.45 pm
* A lecture on Artificial Intelligence (in English)

8.45 pm Closing remarks and network carousel. 


There are no costs associated with participation. You can register using this form. Do you have any questions? Please contact us via dies@LUF.leidenuniv.nl or 071 513 05 03.

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