University switches to digital PhD ceremonies
PhD candidates will be defending their thesis in an empty room in the next few weeks. Due to the corona crisis, all UG PhD ceremonies will be online.
Video: The university has become a ghost town
On Thursday, the UG decided to cancel all physical classes in an effort to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. On Friday, the university was practically empty.
The university’s memory
Historian Klaas van Berkel said goodbye to the UG last week. History taught him to be optimistic. ‘If something could be done back then, why not now?’
Minerva’s broomstick at University Museum
The broomstick that the Minerva statue on the Academy building’s façade has been brandishing wil be on display in the University Museum as of Saturday.
‘A university is like a mammoth tanker’
Cisca Wijmenga is the first female rector magnificus since the University of Groningen was founded 405 years ago. She’d like to shift focus from the individual to the team on the work floor. ‘Bu...
FNV: Many university employees feel unsafe at work
Unions FNV and VAWO say universities should get their own ombudsman. A study has shown that many employees don’t feel safe at work.
Wireless internet at university working again [UPDATE]
The university's internet connection the university provides is back up. Due to a login problem, no one was able to access wireless network Eduroam, the wireless network.
Thongs and MDMA at the University library
The concierges at the UB often find lost items in the building, like water bottles. But did you know they’ve also found MDMA and thongs? The UB created an exhibition.
University Risks Losing Accreditation
Administration and academics alike astounded at the number of people who can’t read ‘no smoking’ signs.
University council gets two new parties
For the first time in history, five different parties will represent students in the university council. One Man Gang and De Vrije Student both won a seat. SOG and Calimero both lost one.
Royal university tour
The RUG and student life in Groningen will play an important role during King’s Day on Friday, 27 April. During the two-hour walk through the city, the royal family will be shown what makes the RUG so...
University Council against Yantai [ UPDATE ]
A majority of the University Council is still against the plans to start a branch campus in Yantai. The RUG’s Chinese expansion is in real danger of falling through.
University paper to the rescue
The UK is sick of the accidents happening at the crossroad of doom at the Eikenlaan and sent its own crossing patrol team to fix it. But not everyone was happy with this development…
University College makes giant leap
The University College Groningen is experiencing exponential growth. The number of students that have enrolled for the next academic year is currently at 150.
DAG wants to conquer the university
The Democratic Academy Groningen is the new student party participating in the university elections for the first time in May. DAG is not concerned with study spaces or electrical outlets. We are in n...
‘The university is being run like a business’
RUG philosophy students Remco van der Meer and Jan Bant are concerned about bottom line-focused thinking at universities. The symposium ‘The Future of Philosophy’ will stir up the debate on the topic ...
From Zernike to the city centre, from UMCG to Leeuwarden: the RUG has eleven faculties, but what is it really like to study and work in each one? Starting with University College Groningen, the UK is ...