Sarah Bomkapre Kamara from Sierra Leone is studying at the University of Groningen thanks to a grant from the Eric Bleumink Fund. Before coming to Groningen, Sarah worked at Cotton Tree News, an independent radio project at the University of Sierra Leone. She says ‘... I believe that to make a difference, one must first be empowered. Part of empowerment for me is getting an education. As Mother Theresa once said, “To keep a lamp burning, you must put oil in it.”’
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.
Zito Ysenbaert is the first winner of the Gerrit Krol Award, the University of Groningen (UG) essay competition.
Before we met, historian and philosopher Philipp Blom was told that he would be interviewed about his work and mission. Work okay, but a mission? ‘I don’t have one,’ says Philipp Blom on the phone from Vienna in fluent Dutch. ‘I’m curious and I like...
Journalist and TV producer Ad van Liempt describes in his biography how Albert Gemmeker, commander of Westerbork camp during the war, got away with his actions, but lived in fear of new punishment every day for years in Germany.