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Meet the former and the new Rector of the University of Groningen

Being Rector of the University of Groningen can be exciting as well as exhausting. This is what both the new Rector of Groningen and his predecessor have told us. On 1 March 2011, Professor Elmer Sterken was officially appointed as the new Rector of the University. In this video Professor Sterken and his predecessor Professor Frans Zwarts express their opinions about being a Rector and the many topics they deal with on a daily basis.

'Tour de Frans'

In addition to the official ceremony, former Rector Frans Zwarts held a goodbye tour, the so called ‘Tour de Frans’, in order to say farewell to the student associations he cooperated with. As a farewell gift the associations had collected 5000 euro for the Eric Bleumink Fund, the scholarship programme from the University of Groningen.

Last modified:12 March 2020 10.10 p.m.