Cypriot Minister of Culture visits HKU
- 01 December 2022
Yiannis Toumazis, Minister of Culture from Cyprus, is an alumnus of HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, where he studied Theatre Design in the eighties. During his current visit to the Netherlands, he spoke about this with Theatre students at Janskerkhof on Wednesday 30 November.
EncouragingNowadays, about three hundred students from abroad are enrolled at one of the nine schools of HKU. Nine of them are from Cyprus, studying various courses at HKU. Several of them met with the Minister and discussed their studies at HKU. After the visit, they stated that it’s encouraging that their country now has a minister who is fully focused on culture and that he, like them, once was a student at HKU.
Edwin Jacobs, member of the Executive Board, added that the Minister’s visit clearly illustrates that studying is an important and formative experience. ‘The fact that Toumazis has personally visited his former academy to share with our students what he gained from his education, indicates that the value of studying stretches well beyond your student years, impacting the rest of your life and your further career.’