Opening Academic Year FRT


9.30 - 13.00 uur

VU Amsterdam main building

Opening Academic Year FRT

Faculty of Religion and Theology



To all staff and students of the Faculty of Religion and Theology and the PThU,

Together we study the exciting field of religion and theology in the Netherlands and beyond, while we combine our forces in our joint education programmes.
In order to start the year in a spirited way, we will kick off together by getting inspired and by showcasing elements of our research and education. In an intellectual and interactive programme, we will get a taste of the many things happening in our universities. There also will be the opportunity to meet colleagues and to welcome our international students.
The programme will be mainly in English.


9.30 - 10.00 hourswalk-in with coffee and tea
10.00 - 12.00 hours- speeches by prof.dr. Ruard Ganzevoort (VU) and prof.dr. Mechteld Jansen (PThU)
- an interactive presentation of spiritual care in society, education and research
- Dr. Almatine Leene, on how academic theology has shaped her
- research on refugees over time
- new educational techniques by Blended Learning
- publishing with students
- introduction of the Bridging Gap students

Afterwards everyone is invited to take part in a lunch, which is served in a room behind the auditorium. The student associations will be given the opportunity to present themselves during lunch.

We would like to celebrate this opening in the presence of all colleagues, students and all that are interested. We look forward to meeting you there!

On behalf of the organizing committee (VU Amsterdam and PThU),
Eddy Van der Borght