Symposium One World

In honour of the official farewell of Chris van den Borne, director International Office of Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the symposium One World is held in Deventer on Thursday 29 March 2018. This symposium will highlight how the internationalisation of higher education contributes to a sustainable developing world.

Saxion colleagues, partners and other (working) relationships of Chris van den Borne have been invited to join. Before and after the symposium, several activities will be organised for our international guests who received a separate invitation.

Programme Symposium One World

The provisional programme is:

Time Activity
12:30 - 13:30 Welcome and walk-in lunch
13:30 - 16:15

Open and start of symposium One World

Internationalisation of higher education contributing to a sustainable developing world.

Anka Mulder, President of the Executive Board of Saxion University of Applied Sciences, will give an introductory speech, followed by the following keynote speakers:

  • Ton Schoot Uiterkamp
  • Harry Webers
  • Wim Boomkamp

The speeches of the keynote speakers are alternated with interesting intermezzos.* 

The symposium will be ended by a panel discussion moderated by Janco Bonnink, Director International Office

16:15 - 18:15 Farewell reception Chris van den Borne

*Read more about the programme outline, the keynote speakers and their background here.

Gift suggestion from Chris van den Borne

Instead of presents you can make a contribution to a Children’s Home in Kathmandu, Nepal. Thanks to this Children’s Home, one of the children was able to survive in Nepal, and in the end managed to make his way to the Netherlands and complete his studies at Saxion. Chris hopes that with your donation, we can offer more children an opportunity to survive poverty and are given a future in this world.

For more information visit For donation please donate via Gofundme (a new window will open).

Symposium One World

How internationalisation in higher education contributes to a sustainable developing world

  • Official farewell Chris van den Borne
  • Various interesting speakers
  • Share, connect and interact

Official invitations will be sent soon.