42: News of the Week

What’s happened in week 42? Epke Zonderland wins gold, Finno-Ugric studies end, a Middle English poem goes viral and more.


Mondje dicht

Studenten en recent afgestudeerden van tandheelkunde maken zich ernstige zorgen over hun opleiding. ‘Veel studenten zijn bang voor hun docenten.’

woensdag 8 oktober

41: News of the week

What’s happened in week 41? Arts PhDs are denied parental leave, RUG drops in THE ranking, Saudis are stable and more.

vrijdag 3 oktober

Finally: English in the U-Council

After years of fighting for it, the spoken language in the University Council is shifting to English. Nice for Taku Mutezo.

woensdag 1 oktober

40: News of the week

What’s happened in week 40? Smartphones forbidden, stereotypical machine has to go, brainfreeze and more.


Paradijs op Zernike

Frank van der Waals wil de wereld verbeteren. Hij begon op Zernike, met een tuintje bij het portiersgebouw.

dinsdag 30 september

Recruiting in Kazakhstan

The University of Groningen aims to recruit students from yet another unusual country: Kazakhstan.

maandag 29 september

Internationals monitored

Is there a ‘Greek issue’ at the Faculty of Economics and Business, or is it a larger problem among international students in general?

woensdag 24 september

39: News of the week

What’s happened in week 39? Superfast internet at the UB, university builds earthquake-proof, integrity movie ready and more!


RUG voor dummies

Geef maar toe, jij hebt ook geen idee hoe de universiteit in elkaar zit. Wie is hier de eindbaas? Wie helpt je uit de bagger?

woensdag 17 september

38: News of the week

What’s happened in week 38? RUG rises in rankings, UB is under construction and more.

maandag 15 september

Is MOOC the future?

The first MOOC from the RUG is online, and it actually works. But can students resist distractions in the virtual classroom?

woensdag 10 september

37: News of the week

What’s happened in week 37? Slavic student can graduate after all, the RUG shouldn’t collaborate with Russia and more.


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Internationals love weed

Internationals in the Netherlands like soft drugs even more than the Dutch. ‘If you are going to try drugs any time in your life, it will be now.’

woensdag 15 oktober

Pasta e fagioli

So many vegan recipes to choose from. The Epicurean goes for pasta and beans.

dinsdag 14 oktober

Epic gaming in Pathe

Gamers don’t exactly have the reputation for being athletic competitors, but when they go pro, they  attract crowds of thousands across the globe – even in Groningen.

maandag 13 oktober

The best way: stress relief

Only 6 weeks into your study programme and already stressed out? Then it’s time for some stress relief!

vrijdag 10 oktober

Student Moms and Dads

Changing diapers and going to prenatal classes isn’t part of student life, right? You might be surprised.

maandag 6 oktober

The best way: to get books

How can you get your study books as cheap as possible? We’ll show you in 5 x.

vrijdag 3 oktober

Woo the university

During Meet the University, the RUG puts its best face forward for other universities. Mission: to woo academic partners.

donderdag 2 oktober

Prep Uni is branching out

You wanna go to the RUG, but your level isn’t up to standards yet? The prep course might branch out to Groningen.

woensdag 1 oktober

Vegan with tabbouleh

So many vegan recipes to choose from. The Epicurean goes for an easy, fragrant and healthy salad: tabbouleh!


The enemy again

Russia is the West’s enemy all over again. However, this time many Russians study and work in Groningen.