Dutch language courses substantially cheaper for university staff
Up to one hundred UG employees will be able to take a Dutch language course with a substantial discount, thanks to a 48,000 euro subsidy.
First Groningen corona syringe added to University Museum collection
The syringe, the vaccine vial, and several other objects that were used to administer the very first corona vaccine in Groningen have been given to the University Museum.
University council battles UG on budget
The university council will not endorse the UG’s budget for next year. The council says information on crucial elements was incomplete and tardy.
University council in emergency meeting over Vindicat
The university council will hold an emergency meeting this week about Vindicat’s accreditation being revoked. The council claims the board of directors did not inform them correctly.
All parties retain their seats on the university council
All student parties won the exact same number of seats in the university council elections that they currently have, it was announced on Monday.
The university is not a YouTube channel
What will the university look like in the near future? Will it be online only? Fleur Renkema and Lennard Pierey with student party Lijst Calimero feel this would have a negative impact. ‘The corona cr...
University council election postponed until June 8
The elections for the student-held seats in the university and faculty councils have been postponed until July 8 due to the coronavirus.
Board: university needs tailor-made solutions
Every week, the UG board will be answering the most burning questions from the academic community on the UKrant website.
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.