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LCP Best Practices meetings

In 2017, the Language and Culture Policy started organizing a series of Best Practices meetings. These meetings aim to share best practices and ‘best failures’ of the Language and Culture Policy (LCP) projects within the Faculties, Services and other departments within the University of Groningen. These meetings hopefully help address challenges that staff might experience with their work on LCP projects, provide opportunities to network with and garner advice from colleagues across the University. In case you would like to receive an invitation to upcoming LCP Best Practices meetings, please send an e-mail to

Upcoming LCP Best Practices meeting

January 29th

Timeslot: 10.30-13.00 (lunch meeting)
Location: Van Swinderenhuys
Topic: Research and assumptions on Language and Culture

10.30-11.00: Walk-in with coffee/tea
11.00-11.45: Trying to bridge the gap between International and Dutch students by Dr. Liga Klavina, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
11.45-12.30: English as a medium of instruction in higher education: data versus unproven assumptions by Folkert de Jong, PhD, Faculty of Arts
12.30-13.00: Lunch break and networking time

Please inform us of your attendance by accepting or declining this invitation before Tuesday the 22nd of January. Please inform us about any dietary requirements via before January 22nd as well.

LCP Best Practices meeting November 6th 2018
LCP Best Practices meeting November 6th 2018

Topics and speakers of our previous LCP Best Practices meetings

  • International Classroom development for first-year PhD students - Monique Kroese, Faculty of Economics and Business
  • Tackling language and culture challenges: the experiences of a South American PhD student - Enrique Santamaria, PhD student at the Faculty of Law
  • Language support in the UMCG medical curriculum - Grazyna Drzazga & Rob Bakels, UMCG
  • First Experiences with Industrial Engineering & Management (IEM) Language Policy - Gerald Jonker, head IEM Design Group, Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Extracurricular Language & Culture Track for Law students - Marloes Siccama, programme manager LCP and Kirsten Wolkotte, coordinator International Office, Faculty of Law
  • Supporting the work of students from diverse backgrounds in small groups at Comparative Constitutional Law - Michiel Duchateau, lecturer, Faculty of Law abd Kevin Haines, senior curriculum developer, international classroom project
  • Terminology Database - Julia Harvey, Translations and Correction Service, Language Centre
  • Mentoring Incoming Exchange Students - Monique Kroese, Trainer&Coach, Faculty of Economics and Business
  • Intercultural myth-understandings between Chinese international doctoral students and their supervisors in Dutch universities - Dr. Yanjuan Hu, Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Promoting Diversity & Inclusiveness in teaching and supervision - best practices from the Graduate School of Science and Engineering - Prof. dr. Petra Rudolf, Head of the Surfaces and Thin Films group, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Inclusion Awareness @ FEB by Ella Sebamalai, MA, Faculty of Economics and Business
  • The Diversity Committee at UCG by Dr. Maria Ioannou, PhD, University College Groningen
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