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109, AugSeptember, 2016

21 September 2016

About the

In our newsletters we summarise the issues that are discussed in the last meeting. Welcome to the academic year 2016-2017. We are the University Council; twelve students and twelve employees who work for almost everything that concerns us all. We meet on the third Thursday of each month in three committees:

  • Research and Education,
  • Management, and
  • Facilities,

Followed, a week later, by a public University Council meeting. In these meetings we advise and check the Board and this way we contribute to the policy of the University of Groningen.

The really first newsletter of each academic year – the next one – is sent to all students and employees of the university. If, subsequently, you would like to be kept up to date of our efforts and the university’s policy each month, then, subscribe to this newsletter . Information on the University Council can also be found on our website and via our Twittertwitter account @uraadrug .

Composition University Council 2016-2017

  • The university council consists of 12 students and 12 employees. Last May the elections for the student faction were held and the elected students were officially appointed in the meeting of 1 September. On behalf of the students the following three factions have a seat on the Council:
  • Studenten Organisatie Groningen (SOG) (6 members: Mr. E.K.A. Clark, Mr. A.I. Esser, and Mrs. I.W. Hanemaaijer, Mr. M. de Vries, Mr. B.C. Zandt, Mrs. M. Zuidema),
  • Lijst Calimero (5 members: Mrs. H. Berretz, Mr. D. van Dijk, Mrs. H.H.E. Oelen, Mrs. T. van de Werve, Mrs. N de Winter) and
  • Lijst STERK (member: Mr. P.L. Polhuis).
  • The personnel faction is appointed for two years and its composition is the same as that of 2015-2016.
  • Due to taking up employment elsewhere Mr. M.H. Paapst of the Science faction has resigned his seat.

Appointments

  • M.C. Huiskes is re-elected as external chairperson of the University Council.
  • The Presidium 2016-2017 consists of: M.C. Huiskes, B.A.A. Beijer, L.W. Gormley, E.K.A. Clark, D. van Dijk and P.L. Polhuis.
  • In addition E.K.A. Clark is appointed as member of the public at the University Committee for Education

Dossiers discussed by the old UCouncil

  • The provisional adjustment of the BSA for students of the cohort 2014-2015 (in the meantime adjusted to be a permanent adjustment) ;
  • The Strategic Plan of the university;
  • The Annual Report 2015 of the RUG;
  • The developments around the campus in Yantai, China. This was discussed using a business case. The Board has indicated to publish this business case later this month.
  • A proposed change in the long-term accommodation plan in respect of the accommodation of the GMW Faculty. Voting on the change is postponed till the next University Council meeting at the insistence of the Personnel faction and Lijst Calimero. These parties wanted more time for discussions with the parties involved.

Agreement


The University Council has consented to:

  • The concept design of the Bachelor programme of the Campus Fryslân, under the working title ‘Global Responsibility and Leadership;
  • The protocol Selection and Placement, drawn up in response to the abolition of the national lottery for several programmes;
  • The proposed allocation formula of extra income of the NWO Encouraging European Research (SEO) regulation.

Contact

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-         Please send questions about the newsletter, or questions/remarks about other issues to uraad@rug.nl . We really appreciate your input!

-         Check us out online

-         University Council: website , twitter

-         Personnel faction: website , twitter , Facebook

-         Academic/science faction: twitter

-         Lijst Calimero: website , twitter , Facebook

-         SOG: website , twitter , Facebook

-         Lijst STERK: website , twitter , Facebook

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