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16: News of the week

What’s happening at the university? Afraid you missed anything? Here is your weekly update from 10 – 16 April.

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They are converted. To Islam.

Luis’s mother was afraid he might become a terrorist. Peter hasn’t even told his parents yet. They’ve converted…to Islam.

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More lab than fame

Three female researchers from the RUG captured the top spots at FameLab – they’re more familiar with the ‘lab’ than the ‘fame’.

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15: News of the week

What’s happening at the university? Afraid you missed anything? Here is your weekly update from 3 – 9 April.

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14: News of the week

What’s happening at the university? Afraid you missed anything? Here is your weekly update from 27 March to 2 April.

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The secret of life

Top research institute ERIBA focuses on fundamental biological problems. What causes ageing? Eleven teams share their knowledge to accelerate discoveries.

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Wang meets the King

Another surreal experience for ‘Holland’s Got Talent’ Xiao Wang. A state dinner, where he met the King and the Chinese president.

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Translate official documents!

As the only international on the university council, Romanian student Alexandra Crisan wants all documents to be translated.

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Against modern slavery

Mareike Wiegels no longer buys her clothes from H en M or Primark. She is fighting with other students to end modern-day slavery.

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Naakt op tv

Hij verscheen naakt op tv om zijn droomvrouw te vinden. Over Google maakt hij zich geen zorgen. JP zat in Adam zkt Eva.

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Staff improve your English

The teaching staff’s English is frequently not up to standard. A higher level is needed, say student organizations SOG en Calimero.

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Tougher rules for mediators

Tougher rules for housing mediation agencies will stop students having to pay high prices when searching for a room.

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English subs in cinema

The Groninger Forum wants to show films with English subtitles more often. Today – Tuesday – they start with Die Andere Heimat.

 
 
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Prostituee v/d wetenschap

Het was een droom, die carrière in de wetenschap. Maar jonge onderzoekers zijn werkpaarden. Hoppend van contract naar grant.

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New East Asia Studies

Tjalling Halbertsma worked in East Asia all his life. He returned to the Netherlands for one job: the new master East Asia Studies.

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Simple wild garlic

Wild garlic is very underappreciated says the Epicurean. Pick it yourself, or buy it at the Vismarkt.

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Let's elect the rector

There is an urgent need to discuss the elected rector magnificus, Nicolai Petkov says. ‘Don’t behave like silent rabbits.’

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Day at the farm

International students feel right at home down on the farm. During an ESN excursion on Sunday, they got a taste of Dutch farm living.

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Pussy willow

Dan wants to cry. The Dutch don’t do hot-cross buns on Easter. However, they do have vases stuffed full of pussy willow.

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In need of internationals

Only six more years before the number of Dutch students starts to go down. So Groningen desperately needs more students: from abroad.

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Kill your Darlings!

City Poet Joost Oomen recognizes the struggle of Alan Ginsbergh in Kill your Darlings. As for his first poem? No good at all!

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Dutch bathrooms

‘The toilet is through there, the washbasin is that way, and the hand towel is on your right…’ Dan’s Guide to Dutch Housing part II.

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Secret holiday tips

Looking for a nice destination for your summer holidays? Internationals provide you with inside information.