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Album Amicorum

For centuries, academics carried an Album Amicorum with them - otherwise known as a friendship book - in which memories of dear ones and special moments were collected. They took it with them on their travels to different European Universities. In 2009 the University breathed new life into this old tradition. Since then, master and PhD students receive a special gift from the University and the Ubbo Emmius Fund at their award ceremony: the Album Amicorum. The Album is a lasting memento in words and especially images, of the student days, the city of Groningen and the University of Groningen. The book is designed to contain all sorts of elements that may personalize it, such as the possibility to put photos in it or for friends and lecturers to write in it. With this book, we wish to make the award ceremony even more festive.


Download here the inlay for lecturers for the Album Amicorum as a pdf or a Word document.

2014 edition

Watch the 2014 edition of the Album Amicorum

2009 edition

Watch the 2009 edition of the Album Amicorum

International Prizes

The council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has awarded the 2014 edition of the Album Amicorum with a Gold Award. The book received the prize on account of ‘its beautiful design, compelling sense of place and contemporary take on an old concept’. CASE – with headquarters in the U.S. – are seen as the world's most important organization of professionals engaged in communication, alumni policy and fundraising in higher education. De 2009 edition was awarded a Silver Award by CASE. The Album Amicorum was realized by Bert Wolfkamp of the university in collaboration with the internationally renowned photo manifestation and publisher Noorderlicht.

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