As a consequence of French rule in 1812, the University of Groningen became part of the Imperial University in Paris. Groningen was lucky: the French administration had actually been planning to keep only a single university in the Netherlands, Leiden. However, a French inspection committee was charmed by Groningen and concluded that it was very far from Leiden. The University Museum has a beadle's staff from that period.
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The humanities are diverse, dynamic, innovative and relevant to society. That is what we aim to show on Saturday September 14th, during the first Arts Festival!
Medicine student Willem Wierbos (24) is the new University of Groningen poet-in-residence for the academic year 2019-2020. He impressed the jury with his poems that ooze student life: ‘Willem is not a poet who also happens to study, but a student who...
Middle East dictatorships have many faces. Nevertheless, according to Dr Kiki Santing, they share a common pattern. She will be expanding on this in greater detail during a short lecture at the first Arts Festival.