Official opening of the 1995-1997 Msc programmes
Afterwards Peter Linde gave a short introduction on computer usage and electronic mail at the University. On August 11th Mr Linde delivered a speech from Wageningen to a congress being held in South Africa by means of a satellite connection. He welcomed the new students by expressing his view that in the future they might not have to come over to Wageningen in order to follow the Msc programmes.
Professor M. Wessel from the department of Tropical Forestry gave the official welcome address on behalf of the Executive Board of the University. He elaborated on the University's structure and, appropriate to his profession, he compared the University with a tree. He ended by expressing his hope that the University staff would act as a new family, especially for those students who had to leave their families behind. That is nice but I prefer my wife, one student mumbled.