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Dies Natalis 2018 and transfer of rectorship
On Friday 14 December, 2018 the celebration of the 34th Dies Natalis and the transfer of rectorship took place at the Open University of the Netherlands. The theme of the Dies Natalis was transition. The speakers were: Professor Ada Pellert, Rector FernUniversität Hagen; Professor Anja Oskamp, Rector Open University of the Netherlands; and Professor Nele Jacobs, Professor of Lifespan Psychology, Open University of the Netherlands. The three speakers elaborated the theme of transition from their own perspective.

During the celebration of the Dies Natalis, the Rector presented the OU Research Award for the best dissertation. The celebration and transfer of rectorship took place in Theater Heerlen.

Programme

14.00 uur Reception of guests
15.00 uur Start
  Speech by Professor Anja Oskamp
Rector Open University of the Netherlands
  Speech by Professor Ada Pellert
Rector FernUniversität Hagen
  Presentation of OU Research Award 2018 for the best dissertation
  Intermezzo
  Speech by Professor Nele Jacobs
Professor of Lifespan Psychology, Open University of the Netherlands
16.15 uur Transfer of rectorship to Professor Theo Bastiaens
16.45 uur Closing and reception