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LCP Best Practices Meeting on Research and Assumptions

When:Tu 29-01-2019
Where:Van Swinderenhuys

The University of Groningen (UG) has a long history of internationalization and has always been open to other languages and cultures. The Language and Culture Policy (LCP), drawn up in 2015, is a strong tool in the further internationalization of our University. The aim of the UG LCP is to make all staff members and students feel at home as well as confident and comfortable in using another language than their mother tongue, so that we can all be effective in what we do in the pursuit of academic excellence.

In 2017, the LCP project team started organizing Best Practices meetings. These meetings aim to share the best practices as well as the ‘best failures’ of the Language and Culture Policy (LCP) projects within the UG’s faculties and service departments. These meetings hopefully help to address challenges that staff members may experience in their work on LCP projects and provide opportunities to network with and garner advice from colleagues across the University. If you would like to be invited to upcoming LCP Best Practices meetings, please send an email to

Our next LCP Best Practices meeting will take place on 29 January 2019. The topic of the meeting is Research and Assumptions on Language and Culture. Lunch will be provided.


10.30 – 11 a.m.: Welcome reception 

11 – 11.45 a.m.: Trying to bridge the gap between international and Dutch students by Dr. Liga Klavina, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences 

11.45 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.: English as a medium of instruction in higher education: data versus unproven assumptions by Folkert de Jong, PhD student, Faculty of Arts 

12.30 – 1 p.m.: Lunch break and networking time 

Please inform us of your attendance by sending an email to before Tuesday 22 January.

In this email, please include any dietary requirements that you may have. If you know of colleagues who work on related topics and who may be interested in attending this meeting and/or future meetings, please send us their contact details so that we can update our LCP Best Practices contact list. If you have questions prior to the LCP Best Practices meeting, do not hesitate to contact us via We look forward to seeing you on 29 January!