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 cat to get a Student ID card

Doerak, the kindly cat who hangs around the university dispensing cuddles and accepting pats, gets his very own RUG student card.  

‘Old hags unbefitting to university’

History teacher Barbara Henkes says universities should take a critical stance towards images. Why did the cafeterias suddenly feature pictures of elderly women, accompanied by the text ‘Old hag’?  

How to manage a university

Econometrics student Saina Abeshzadeh flew to Singapore, sat next to the Dutch king, and attended meeting after meeting. She was the board of director’s student assessor.  

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…  

University College makes giant leap

The University College Groningen is experiencing exponential growth. The number of students that have enrolled for the next academic year is currently at 150.  

DAG wants to conquer the university

The Democratic Academy Groningen is the new student party participating in the university elections for the first time in May. DAG is not concerned with study spaces or electrical outlets. We are in n...  

‘The university is being run like a business’

RUG philosophy students Remco van der Meer and Jan Bant are concerned about bottom line-focused thinking at universities. The symposium ‘The Future of Philosophy’ will stir up the debate on the topic ...  

University College

From Zernike to the city centre, from UMCG to Leeuwarden: the RUG has eleven faculties, but what is it really like to study and work in each one? Starting with University College Groningen, the UK is ...