The University Day is the annual event for alumni, staff and donors of the University of Amsterdam. The day took place on Saturday 15 June.
The University Day programme features lectures and debates at Roeterseiland Campus. The main programme is in Dutch, but there is a special programme for English-speaking alumni. This programme includes a walking tour through the Jewish neighborhood of Amsterdam with Dr Jonathan Gill, and a lecture and debate on creating computer models for the ‘Virtual Physiological Human’ with Prof. Peter Coveney, Prof. Alfons Hoekstra and Dick Willems.
The University Day also offered a children’s programme (in Dutch), where primary school students were introduced to science in numerous workshops such as a mobile planetarium, forensic research and a digital archeology lab with 3D scanners and drones.
For the first time a programme for students in secondary education is being offered. They can join a masterclass Artifical Intelligence and experience what it is like to work in a courtroom.