World Wide Wageningen Alumni Reunion

Saturday 23 June 2018 WUR will celebrate its 100th anniversary with the World Wide Wageningen Alumni Reunion. All over the world, alumni will meet each other to collect memories and exchange experiences. We are proud to announce that His Majesty King Willem-Alexander will oficially open the alumniday on Wageningen Campus. The alumniday is from 13.00 to 21.00 hrs.

On this day, the Campus will be transformed in a festival, with an Innovation Square, Food Square and Meet & Greet Square. During the day there will be tours around the Campus, live music and you can walk by the 1918 - 2018 Alumni Memory Lane. Inspirational lectures will be given by alumni and researchers and an online WURld dialogue can be followed about nutrition in megacities. You can fill your day according to your own wishes, by choosing your favourite lectures and activities in the programme below.

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Programme booklet
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Programme overview* - Arrange your own programme

Time Activity Information
13.00 Festival open for guests
13.00 - 21.00 1918 - 2018 Alumni Memory Lane
13.00 - 21.00 Meet & Greet Square Study & student associations
14.00 - 20.00 Innovation Square open Live experiments, tasting and innovations
14.00 - 21.00 Food Square open More information in extensive programme
14.00 - 15.30 Lecture round 1 Lectures and inspirational stories by alumni. More information in extensive programme
14.00 - 15.30 WURld Dialogue 'Access to healthy food in Metropolitan Cities'
14.30 - 17.30 AlgaePARC, Helix en ISRIC World Soil museum tours Start 14.30 en 16.30
15.30 - 20.30 Campus tours Start 15.30, 16.30, 17.30, 18.30, 19.30
14.45 - 15.30 King Willem-Alexander will be guided over festival area
16.00 - 17.30 Lecture round 2 Lectures and inspirational stories by alumni. More information in extensive programme
18.00 Welcome by Executive Board and spectacular show Main Stage
21.00 End of programme
* Programme without prejudice

Click here for detailed information in the Extensive programme.

Highlighted Events

Alumni Memory Lane

Alumni Memory Lane

The first thing you will notice when you enter the World Wide Wageningen Festival area is the trip down memory lane. You will literally walk along the ‘1918-2018 Alumni Memory Lane’ where you will be surprised by the pictures and other remembrances from your good old days of studying in Wageningen. This is also the perfect spot to reunite with old friends and roommates. 

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Online WURld Dialogue

A special programme feature involves the Online WURld Dialogue in which panels, including prominent alumni and experts from Asia, South America, the USA and Europe, will discuss the topic ‘Access to healthy food in metropolises’ with the Wageningen alumni across the globe. It will include aspects such as production, population decline, logistics and waste streams and be accessible from everywhere. You can find information and an online link here.

Rob Urgert: Hoe krijg ik een geniaal idee in 30 minuten?

Rob Urgert - How to be a genius in 30 minutes? (NL)

WUR alumnus Rob Urgert will reveal his secrets about the mystery of creativity in an inspiring and hilarious lecture: 'How to be a genius in 30 minutes'. The public will be challenged to explore their creativity, stereotypes are history. Living outside the box! Rob will rock your world about innovation and creativity, even if you are not a genius, yet. 
Picture by Anne Reitsma Fotografie.

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Countdown to this unforgettable alumni day on June 23rd to celebrate 100 years Wageningen University & Research
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