On Wednesday 8 July, we celebrated the graduation of our master students Vitality & Ageing. Fourteen proud and excited MSc students received their master degrees in the historical Academiegebouw in Leiden and were invited to sign their names in the prestigious ‘zweetkamertje’ (or ‘little transpiration room’) among the signatures of King Willem-Alexander, Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill and many others.
During last year’s MSc programme, the students have developed themselves into the potential pioneers that will set out to change the field of ageing and vitality. We are confident that they will use the obtained knowledge and skills to make valuable contributions to the quality of life of older people around the globe and in their respective home countries, ranging from the UK and Czech Republic to Tanzania, Iran, China and India.
We are already looking forward to the start of college year 2015-2016. In September, we will welcome fourteen new ambitious students from all over the world, sharing a passion for the elderly.