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.  

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…