UKrant is the independent news medium for the University of Groningen.Every day, UKrant 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 UKrant newsletter, both in Dutch and in English.

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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 (magazine editor) 06-28310340
Megan Embry (international editor) 06-41490612
Thereza Langeler (news editor) 06-26527027
Lidian Boelens (redacteur editor social media) 06-15850161
Evelien Hofman (copy editor) 06-44207699
René Lapoutre (design, webmaster) 3636693
Thamar Smit (editorial secretary, advertisements) 050-3636700



Silan Celebi (international), Jelmer Buit, Christine Dirkse, Rafel Fernandez (international), Michelle Gerssen, Sisi van Halsema, René Hoogschagen, Joas de Jong, Zander Lamme, Anne Floor Lanting, Lyanne Levy, Eva Meester, Eva van Renssen, Sara Penaguião, Tjesse Riemersma, Jurgen Tiekstra, Sofie Tuinsma, Tamara Uildriks, Remco van Veluwen, Miranda ten Wolde, James Young (columnist)


Robbert Andringa
Felipe Silva


Sarah van Steenderen
Alain Reniers


Reyer Boxem, Corné Sparidaens, Pepijn van den Broeke, Felipe Silva


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UKrant is a foundation with its own board. On the board are Rien Herber (president), Berend Roordas (secretary), Linda Riedstra (treasurer), Nina Mooij (studenten member), Mahtab Nasrollah (student member) and Marlies Lodewegens.

Editoral board

Jan Visser (president), Pieter Sijpersma, Joram Hooghiem, Rimmer Mulder, Isabelle de Harder, Kaj Reker.

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02 June 2016 | 9-1-2019, 14:14