This Tuesday, the long-awaited official handing over of the rectorship finally took place. I’m glad that the University also realised that it’s a shame to let a rector leave without a decent goodbye.
I would have thought that the presence of international students and other guests at official ceremonies would be regarded as obvious for a university that regards itself as an ‘internationally leading knowledge institute’, and where 27 percent of the students are international. This year’s dies celebration went very well in English, but I think (and hope) that more is yet to come. Or will our attachment to the Dutch language prove stronger than internationalisation? / Cathelijne Stoof, Progressive Students Fraction (PSF)