Dies Natalis 2009



Guus Schreiber honorary promoter of WWW inventor Sir Timothy Berners-Lee


On the day of the 129th Dies Natalis of the VU University, Sir Timothy Berners-Lee will receive an honorary doctors degree. Berners-Lee is still very committed to the development of the WWW. He launched the idea of the semantic web in which computers can better ‘understand’ the information online and process it more efficiently.

The Faculty of Exact Sciences has a leading role in the area of web and online research and has often collaborated with Sir Timothy Berners-Lee. Guus Schreiber, professor in Intelligent Information Systems at the Faculty of Exact Sciences and CAMeRA collaborator, has the honour of being Sir Berners-Lee promoter.