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With Common Ground the University of Groningen (UG) collects special memories of its former students. Do you also have a nice story that you would like to share with fellow alumni? Please send it to the department of Alumni Relations and Fundraising, preferably with a relevant photo, via: alumni@rug.nl.

Kay Tao
A city of safety and warmth

"Thank you to the anonymous and honest stranger"


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first date
First date

"During our first date, she asked me what I had been up to."


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Sociology Alumni
Flower power

"Hugging people were waving around across the square."


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JENSEN
A light breeze

"Cycling through the city"

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FERINGA
Introduction Week

"The final party of a fantastic introduction week in 1969 is etched in my memory."

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I saw the exam results posted on the wall

" I studied Dutch language, but it didn't go well."

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EMMIUS
The city of Groningen

"For centuries the city of Groningen has been the largest, cleanest and most powerful in Frisia"


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Picture by: Alexander Mahmoud ©RU

Talking to a Nobel Prize winner

"There I was, novice student, conferring with one of the greatest minds in the field."


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Wang

The city I call home

"My study life here in Groningen has not only broadened my horizons, knowing that sushi in Japan tastes different, Latin American loves hugging, kissing and dancing, Dutch people don’t drink beers all day."


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Interdisciplinary teamwork

'At one point a friend asked me to come and live with her in a dorm.'


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OCKELS

My rock band

"I did not do a single thing during the first year of my studies."


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Mladen Popovic

Theory into practice

"The subject matter came to life spectacularly."


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BROEKS
That lecture room

"I lived in a student house in the Oosterpoort for a month when I made my debut as a student of Law."


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Y. te Nijenhuis

Next Generation

"My daughter has found her way to the University."


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FENTENERVANVLISSINGEN

Strange Man

"In Groningen, students would only go home for Christmas, Easter and during the summer break."


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Image by Bert Otten (http://www.photoplaza.nl/lindolfi/over_mij.html)

Love

"At that moment, I knew she was the one."

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UFKES
The Party

"Saturday morning I got up at 7 AM - because I wanted to exercise - when our son Paul called."


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Harry Cock

Come Rain or Shine

"I named him Harold, Harold High Boots."


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Jacobs
Memories

"The horrors of my first dissection class have never left me."


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Ponsioen

Student housing

"The screaming came from under the floor and was accompanied by a bumping noise."

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Kuiterman
Reunion

"We follow each other's lives: friends, marriage, children, relationships that break up, new relationships, careers, family troubles and so on."

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Miss Tettje
Student Housing

"In 1911, Tettje was hired by the owner of the building located on the Oude Kijk In’t Jat Straat 18 where she started to run a cigar shop downstairs and student housing upstairs."

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R. Coops
Bike Life

"When I was a student at the University of Groningen, I lived at the Trompkade in the Oosterpoort."

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T. Ufkes
Like Thunder...

"After studying until 11 PM we were leaving the library of our institute at the Heresingel at the same time."

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A Student Meal
A Student Meal

"I started to study in Groningen in the year 1965 and I would always cook in my room."

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Common Ground

Common Ground

"Me, a girl from Southern China, and him, a boy from Northern Europe, had nothing in common until the summer of 2007."

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