Healthy ageing is already one of the main themes of the University of Groningen, and now the city of Groningen has taken on the challenge to become the healthiest city in the Netherlands. The city is already well underway with its unique city plan, allowing no cars in the city center causes much room for cyclists and pedestrians. Furthermore the city has a lot parks and other green sceneries. Now the municipality board aims to take it to the next level. They want to the first smoke-free generation to grow up and make more space for pedestrians, cyclists, and exercise. In order to achieve this, six focus points have been appointed: active citizenship, accessible green areas, active relaxation, healthy mobility, healthy building, and healthy nutrition. Many institutions across the city all collaborate on different projects within these focus point to help achieve the goal. These institutions include the University of Groningen, Hanze school of applied sciences, the local football club FC Groningen, Healthy Ageing Network Northern Netherlands, and the hospital UMCG. This is a nice example of a complex issue being solved by combining different disciplines over different projects, something UCG aims to teach its students.
De Energy Academy Europe is uitgeroepen tot het mooiste nieuwe gebouw van Groningen. De Energy Academy, gebouwd in opdracht van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, werd vrijdag in het Groninger Forum bekroond tot winnaar van de Grote Groninger Gebouwenenquete...
De tentoonstelling ‘Gelukkig Gezond! Histories of Healthy Ageing’ laat zien dat de wens om zo gezond mogelijk oud te worden van alle tijden is. De tentoonstelling is vanaf 22 juni in het Universiteitsmuseum Groningen te zien.
UG-eredoctor Helmut Kohl overleden