The UK is the independent news medium for the University of Groningen.Every day, the UK reports – in both Dutch and English – up-to-date news and stories about things that affect the university, its employees, and its students.

Every week, all RUG students and employees get the UK newsletter, both in Dutch and in English.

You can find us here

Visiting address
Oude Kijk in ’t Jatstraat 28
9712 EK Groningen
Mailing address
Postbus 80
9700 AB Groningen
Phone: 050-3636700

Editorial staff

General email address:

Rob Siebelink (editor-in-chief) 06-83232941
Christien Boomsma (science editor) 06-28310340
Thereza Langeler
 (news editor) 06-26527027
René Lapoutre (design, webmaster) 3636693
Thamar Smit (editorial secretary) 3636700
Megan Embry (international editor) 3636697



Anne Floor Lanting
Simone Harmsen
Koen Marée
Freek Schueler
Valia Papadopoulou (international)
Nina Yakimova (international)


Robbert Andringa
Nicole Aldershof


Gerrit Breeuwsma
Wouter Sipma
James Young


Sarah van Steenderen
Alain Reniers


Reyer Boxem


For more information about options and rates: email or call 050-3636700.


The UK is a foundation with its own board. On the board are Rien Herber (president), Michel Vols (secretary), Matto Fransen (treasurer), Nina Mooij (studenten member), Mahtab Nasrollah (student member) and Marlies Lodewegens.

Editoral board

Janny de Jong (president), Leentje van Alphen, Jorine Jansen, Rob Zijlstra, Frank Harbers.

Responding to articles on the UK website

The UK reserves all rights to, without further explanation, remove or refuse any comments.

The UK rejects all liability for reactions placed by you or third parties. The user is liable and indemnifies the UK from any claims by third parties and any ancillary damages and costs related to your comments.

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You can subscribe or unsubscribe to the UK newsletter here. Or have a look at earlier editions online.

If you are not an employee or student at the RUG, but would still like to read our newsletter, you can subscribe here.

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02 June 2016 | 5-2-2018, 16:22