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Elections and appointments

The University of Groningen (UG) has a University Council. This 'U-council' (UR) consists of twenty-four members: twelve elected from and by the students each year, and twelve from and by the staff every other year. These elections take place according to the Electoral Rules and are organized by the Central Electoral Committee (CSB).

The selected members choose a chairperson, either from among their number or from outside, who represents the Council, inter alia at academic ceremonies. In consultation, the Board of the University (CvB) appoints a registrar, who supports the Council as official secretary.

The UR advises the Supervisory Board (RvT) on the profiles, appointment, and dismissal of the CvB members, and the profiles for the appointment of RvT members by the Minister of Education, Culture, and Science (OCW). One of these RvT members in particular has the confidence of the UR, and is appointed by the Minister on the recommendation of the UR. The student section is closely involved in the selection of the student adviser (or ‘assessor’) of the CvB.

The UR members together represent the academic community. They constitute the highest democratically elected body within the governance of the university.

Group photo

As of 1 September 2018 the council is composed as follows :

Staff section

Personnel Faction (PF)

PF

C.E. (Carlien) Vermue, MSc
prof. dr C.J. (Casper) Albers
dr. D.M.E. (Dinie) Bouwman
prof. dr A.H.M. (Antoon) De Baets
drs B.A.A. (Bart) Beijer
prof. dr D.J. (Dirk-Jan) Scheffers
prof. dr J.C.J. (John) Hoeks
R. (Rocio) Aguilar Suarez, MSc
prof. dr O. (Olaf) Scholten

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Science Faction

Science Faction

prof. dr N. (Nicolai) Petkov
dr K. (Kristina) Linke
prof. dr L.W. (Laurence) Gormley, MA MSc

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Student section

Student Organization Groningen (SOG)

SOG

Gijs Verhoeff
Emiel Brusse
Kevin Kelly
Maarten van Oosterhout

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List Calimero

List Calimero

Younes Moustaghfir
Henrieke Polinder
Reinier Alberts
Emma Posthumus

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Democratic Academy Groningen (DAG)

DAG

Bram Omvlee
Koen Marée

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Website

One man Gang (OMG)

OMG

Ruben Tan

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De Vrije Student (DVS)

DVS

Nard Willemse

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The chairman is M.C. (Tim) Huiskes, MA.
The registrar is A. (Anneke) Aarens (griffier.ur@rug.nl).

Last modified:21 November 2018 11.11 a.m.
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