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Opening Academic Year 2018-2019

Friday 31st August we will celebrate the Opening of the Academic Year in Utrecht with a special program for (new) students, the presentation of a new PThU Center, and a fresh start of 2018-2019!

Theology without borders

The theme of this day is ‘Theology without borders’. In a world where borders become vague or grow stronger, where borders are avoided or crossed, where borders provide clarity or restriction, we as theologians find our place. What is the borderline between science and faith? To what extend do you work across borders? What is the role of the Bible in this? And which role plays your faith?


Part 1: Study information (only for students and staff)

12:00 - 12:15 Welcome

12:15 – 13:45 Important study information: who, what, where and how?

                         Lectures on “theology without borders” by Dr Theo Pleizier, Assistant Professor of

                         Practical Theology and Dr Klaas Spronk, Professor of Old Testament Studies.

13:45 - 14:30 Break and ‘walking with a mission’


Part 2: Academic opening

14:00 – 14:30 Welcome

14:30 – 16:00 Formal opening ceremony of the Academic Year 2018-2019

                         Film: Knowing about borders

                         Presentation of the Centre for Professional Formation and Spirituality

                         Election of the Teaching Staff Member and the Student of the Year

16:00 – 16:45 Liturgical celebration

16:45 – 18:00 Reception

Time and Venue

Part 1: 12:15 – 13:45: Het Huis, Boorstraat 107, 3513 SE Utrecht

Part 2: 14:30 – 16:30: Janskerk, Janskerkhof 26, 3512 BN Utrecht

Registration is important, this is possible until the 23rd of August through the form below.