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Welcome: introduction programme

University of Groningen introduction programme

Welcome! Newcomers to the University

The Board of the University considers it important for newcomers to the University of Groningen to not only become acquainted with their direct working or learning environment but also to get to know the University as a whole. Therefore, four times per year, the University organizes a Welcome! meeting for new staff members and scholarship students in the form of an informal breakfast meeting during which a few presentations will be held including a word of welcome by the president of the Board of the University, professor Jouke de Vries.

We wish all newcomers a fruitful stay in Groningen and we look forward to welcoming you to the next Welcome! meeting.

The programme will be in English.


Bruinszaal, Academy Building, Broerstraat 5


08:15-08:30 walk-in and getting acquainted
08:30-09:00 breakfast together and further networking
09:00-09:50 presentations in the Aula
09:50-10:30 (optional) guided tour of the Academy Building.


In 2020 the meetings will take place on:

  • 6 April (due to coronavirus this meeting has been cancelled)
  • 7 September
  • 2 November

Dates in 2021:

  • 8 February
  • 12 April
  • 13 September
  • 8 November

Please note

All faculty boards and heads of service departments encourage newcomers to participate in the programme. It has been agreed that you will not have to use any holiday leave in order to attend the programme.


Newcomers will be informed by email but you can also already sign up here: Introduction Programme

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