The University of Groningen is 400 years old – certainly a reason for celebrations! The festivities include the For Infinity exhibition.
The exhibition concentrates on the major questions, the ‘infinite questions’, in academia, such as those addressed by Gerard Heymans (1857-1930), the psychologist. He attempted to find the roots of mental and social stability. Professor Philip McCann is also interested in social stability, but views it from an entirely different angle. He uses economic geography to study the consequences of globalization. From an economics point of view, the world may be becoming ‘flat’, but differences between places and regions remain.
The weekly online video magazine Unifocus highlights topics related to the University of Groningen in the fields of research and society, student life, teaching, policy and internationalization.
Matthijs Warrens has been promoted to adjunct professor at the UG. In his current research he investigates the school careers of students in primary and secondary education.
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has appointed Professor Maria Loi and Professor Dirk Slotboom from the Faculty of Science and Engineering as members of the Academy.
President of the Board of the University Jouke de Vries and Professor Arie Dijkstra will both give a speech during the Bevrijdingsfestival (Liberation Day festival) in Groningen.
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