The festive presentation of the student and education awards
For the second time, we will be presenting all of VU Amsterdam's education awards during the VU New Year's Gala. We are ushering in the new year with a party, putting the ambitions of VU Amsterdam's students and staff centre stage.
Get ready to be dazzled by the Hollywood vibe at VU Amsterdam from 3:45 p.m. onwards! You will walk the red carpet before entering the Aula, which has been completely transformed to showcase its beauty. The gala will start with a top-notch performance by singer Dorona Alberti and pianist Charly Zastrau, who will sing and play ‘The Music of James Bond’.
This musical opening will then be followed by the awards ceremony, which will be presented by Ernest van der Kwast. VU Amsterdam’s most talented students will be the first to shine during this ceremony when the Bachelor’s Thesis Award and the Master’s Thesis Award are presented. The spotlight will then be put on two support staff members, who will be honoured with a ‘Tribute to the Support Staff’. A brief musical intermezzo will follow before the Teaching Talent Award, the Student Talent Award and the Innovation Award are presented.
The festivities will then continue at the bar in the Foyer, where everyone will raise a toast to a happy and healthy 2020!
Put on your glad rags, join us for the VU New Year's Gala and toast to the New Year!
All employees, students and other guests are welcome to join us.
VU New Year's Gala 2020 – 23 January 16.00 - 17.30
Location: Aula, Main Building, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam