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50 years Board of the University and University Council

50 years Board of the University and University Council
50 years Board of the University and University Council

In 1972 the governance structure of the university of Groningen changed dramatically. From then on the daily governance was in the hands of the board of the university. In addition, a University Council was implemented, as a co-governance body for all personnel and students. A half a century a Board and Council at the RUG: time for a commemoration and celebration!

On Thursday September 1st 2022 the University Council and the Board of the University jointly organise a symposium ‘Governance and co-governance: 50 years a balancing act!’ (in Dutch) for all their current and past members. It will be a celebration and reunion with (former) colleagues, competitors, opponents and other familiar faces. During the symposium we will have contributions about the history, present and future of both institutions and their mutual collaboration. There will be musical interludes and we will conclude with a ‘borrel’.

The event is private and will take place at the Academy Building. Before the events starts, UG carillonneur Bob van der Linde will play the bells of the Academy Tower from 14:30. onwards.

A livestream of the event will be available for anyone who is not able to attend the symposium in person. In addition a commemorative book is published by the University of Groningen Press, with pictures and texts about the past 50 years of (co-)governance in Groningen.

You can sign up for the anniversary celebration below. If you are not able to attend in person but want to view the livestream, please also sign up. Are you not able to attend at all, but want to be kept in the loop about future events, please also use the form to submit your contact information.

Finding all previous council members has proven quite the challenge. We kindly ask you to please forward the invitation to all former council members that you are still in contact with. 

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