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Elections 2023 | Go and vote!


The University elections took place from 8 to 12 May 2023 for the University Council, the Faculty Councils and the Employee Councils.

Why vote?

Consultative participation councils are of great importance. By voting, you can exercise your influence in a variety of areas within the UG.

What does the University Council do?

The University of Groningen (UG) has a University Council. This 'U-council' (UR) consists of twenty-four members: twelve elected from and by the students each year, and twelve from and by the staff every other year. The UR members together represent the academic community. They constitute the highest democratically elected body within the governance of the university.

The University Council is in charge of various tasks, such as checking the policy-making of the Board of the University (CvB), the renovation of the University buildings, general teaching and exam regulations, and the annual University budget. The UR has the right of consent and can therefore vote on specific documents or measures.

Currently, there are three student parties: Lijst Calimero, Studenten Organisatie Groningen (SOG) and De Vrije Student/The Independent Student. The amount of seats per party is divided each year, during the university elections in May. The staff members are elected every two years.

What do the Faculty and Employee councils do?

After the University Council, the faculty councils are the highest consultative participation bodies within the University. They act as intermediaries between the various departments within each faculty. These councils have the right of approval and the right to issue advice on cetain topics relevant to the faculties. These councils also act as representatives of students and staff within their respective faculties and as sounding boards for their respective faculty boards.

Three of the University of Groningen service units have employee councils and consist solely of staff members of the service units concerned. The service councils have the right of approval and the right to issue advice on cetain topics relevant to the service units. University Services, the University Library and the Center for Information Technology (CIT) have a service council.

The timeline

Here you will find the timeline of these elections, information about the different steps in the election process, links to the official announcements, the list of candidates, the election programs and the elections themselves.

January 9 | Election announcement

On Januari 9, 2023 everyone concerned will be informed by the Central Electoral Office (CSB) about the Elections 2023.

January 16 | The Election Register

On Januari 16, 2023 the electoral register will be adopted.

From 17 January to 19 January you can view your details in the relevant electoral registers with the blue button "Election Register". (Only visible during this period)

More information about the Electoral Register you can find in he Electoral Regulations and in the accompanying appendix 2.

February 16 | Candidacy announcement

On Februari 16, 2023 the official Announcement 2 – Candidacy will be presented.

March 9 - March 15 | Candidacy

From 9 March to 15 March 2023 you can apply for the Elections 2023.

The lists of candidates will be established on 23 March 2023.

March 23 - April 12 | The Candidates

From March 23 to April 12, 2023, candidates can complete their candidate profile.

April 18 | My Candidates

From April 18, 2023 you will find information about the candidates below.

May 8 - May 12 | Voting

The elections will start on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 7:00 a.m.

The elections will close on Friday, May 12, 2023 at 5:00 p.m..

May 15 | The Results

The results will be officially announced on Monday, May 15, 2023. The announcement will take place from 5 p.m. in the Bruinszaal in the Academy Building.

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