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125 Years of GUF!

2018 marks the GUF’s 125th anniversary. Over the years the GUF has donated grants and awards to many ambitious scientists and students connected to the RUG and so this special anniversary will be celebrated on April 13 with a festive programme. Current children’s ombudsman Margrite Kalverboer will give a lecture on her research. There is also an option to join a walking tour of the city of Groningen, for which participants can choose one of several programmes. You can learn more about traces of slavery left in the city, discover the Gratama-telescope at Zernike, visit the renewed University Library, or attend short lectures at the Academy building by people who have received Gratama research grants in the past.

Doors will open at 1pm and the programme will be brought to a close at 4:30pm with a drinks reception. Alumni, students, and other interested people are all welcome to attend. Entrance is free. Please note that the programme will be entirely in Dutch. On the Dutch webpage you can read a more extensive explanation of the programme. You can sign up by clicking on the link below and filling out the form.

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The Groningen University Fund (“GUF”) was founded on March 4, 1893 by the professors of the Groningen University.

The aim of the GUF is to promote in the widest sense the study at the Groningen University.
As means to archive this aim the Fund sustains among others the following activities:

  • subsidizing study-related travel abroad by students
  • subsidizing student excursions (accompanied by staff members)
  • subsidizing scientific, cultural or sports activities by students within the framework of a student organizatio
  • subsidizing the organisation in Groningen or the northern Netherlands of international scientific conferences, symposia or workshops by scientists of the Groningen University
  • financially facilitating seminars or lectures by scientists from abroad
    facilitate the establishment of specialized expert chairs (“bijzondere leerstoelen”) at the Groningen University
Last modified:20 February 2018 12.55 p.m.
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