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ELT MICADO Instrument Passes Preliminary Design Review
Posted on:21 January 2020

MICADO, the first dedicated imaging system for ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), has reached an important milestone in its design review. The MICADO consortium, together with a group of external experts from around the world, met at ESO’s Garching headquarters for a week of intense examination of the instrument’s optics, mechanics, software, and electronics, and budget plan to identify any areas which needed further design work. After the meeting, the MICADO team addressed all of the major concerns raised during the review and the instrument has now formally passed its preliminary design review. A more detailed design phase is now underway, leading towards the final design review and construction of the instrument’s many components.

Little dissatisfaction with asylum seekers’ centres, a lot of dissatisfaction with the government
Posted on:17 January 2020

In a representative sample study involving over 1,200 Dutch people, researchers from the University of Groningen (UG) studied opinions about asylum seekers expressed between 2016 and 2019. The research was commissioned by the Research and Documentation Centre (WODC). The researchers also studied incidents and problems relating to three asylum seekers’ centres. A door-to-door survey was held in one city to ask local residents about nuisance caused by the asylum seekers’ centre and the asylum seekers themselves.

Jouke de Vries wins Langman Prize
Posted on:10 January 2020

During the Northern Netherlands New Year’s reception on Thursday 9 January 2019, Chair of the Board of the University Prof. Jouke de Vries was presented with the Langman Prize in front of 900 entrepreneurs, managers and the Minister for Medical Care and Sport Bruno Bruins.

Reinforcement insufficiently satisfies expectations of residents with serious earthquake damage
Posted on:16 December 2019

Many residents of Northeast Groningen with multiple earthquake damage think that their homes have to be reinforced, but they do not expect this to actually happen. It is this group in particular that feels significantly less safe. However, their health status is fortunately not deteriorating any further – in fact a slight improvement is noted. These are the conclusions that Dr Katherine Stroebe and Prof. Tom Postmes of the University of Groningen have drawn from their most recent Gronings Perspectief study, conducted at the request of the National Coordinator Groningen.

NWO awards € 4 million to DIGITAL TWIN programme
Posted on:07 November 2019

NWO awards € 4 million to DIGITAL TWIN programme

Imagining Science
Posted on:20 September 2019

Noorderlicht and the University of Groningen (RUG) continue their collaboration in the ‘Imagining Science’ series. Each year they commission a photographer to depict a scientific research field in relation to the Noorderlicht festival-theme of the year. Thus, a multifaceted and autonomous artistic image of scientific life will be created over the years. The assignment for 2018 was given to Eddo Hartmann. From 28 September 2019 through 5 January 2020, his series ‘The Collective Landscape’ is exhibited in the Natuurmuseum Fryslân in Leeuwarden (NL).

Wageningen and Groningen scientists research nature-inclusive agriculture in Northern Netherlands
Posted on:17 July 2019

The University of Groningen (UG) and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) have decided to work together more closely in the area of nature-inclusive and circular agriculture, and the rural development associated with this, in the Northern Netherlands. To this end, UG President Jouke de Vries and WUR Rector Magnificus Arthur Mol signed a declaration of intent on Wednesday 17 July 2019.

Celebrating the 100th Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the UG
Posted on:04 June 2019

During its 81st lustrum, the University of Groningen will celebrate the appointment of the 100th Rosalind Franklin Fellowship (RFF) academic. This will take place during a festive gathering on the evening of Thursday 6 June in the Aula of the Academy Building. During the gathering, the nine Fellows of 2018 will be welcomed and introduced. One of the speakers of the evening is American journalist and writer Kate Zernike.

Aftermovie College Tour with Carles Puigdemont
Posted on:19 February 2019

Studium Generale invited Catalan politican Carles Puigdemont for a College Tour on Wednesday 13 February. Puigdemont was interviewed by Tim Huiskes about his experiences of past and current events. He also shared his ideas and vision about the future of Catalonia and Europe, and his proposals about how to resolve a situation that is affecting us all in Europe. The event was completely sold out.

Lecture series: 'City & University'
Posted on:23 January 2019

The University of Groningen (UG) is organising an interesting series of lectures in the University Library City Centre. Once a month between January and May 2019, a lecture will be held about a special UG professor or UG student and their ties with Groningen. Admission to the lectures is free and everyone is welcome. Note: the lectures are Dutch only.

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