The agreement was signed on Thursday 2 November by Alderman Friso Douwstra of the municipality of Leeuwarden and Vice President of the Board of the University of Groningen (UG) Jan de Jeu, paving the way for the UG Campus Fryslân to realise its ambitions in the heart of Leeuwarden.
From trade centre to faculty building
The building, designed as trade centre (Beursgebouw) by the famous urban architect Thomas Romein in 1880 has served as a public library for the past decades. It will soon be transformed into a faculty building for
, the new Faculty of the University of Groningen (UG). The Municipality of Leeuwarden will sell the building to the UG and on 2 November the University is set to announce more plans about the design and renovation of mainly the interior of the building. The building will eventually provide teaching rooms and research facilities for a faculty of around 1,000 Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students.
Dr Annette Scheepstra of the UG Arctic Centre, part of the Faculty of Arts, is about to conduct research into tourism in Antarctica and how tourists can become Antarctic ambassadors. She has been granted €1 million in funding by the Dutch Research...
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has appointed Professor Maria Loi and Professor Dirk Slotboom from the Faculty of Science and Engineering as members of the Academy.
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded three Vici grants, worth €1.5 million each, to three UG researchers. Prof. J.W Romeijn, Prof. S. Hoekstra, Prof. K.I. Caputi can use this money to develop an innovative line of research and to set up...
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