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Highlighted events

As a GRL student, special events take place regularly. Think of experiencing interesting events, instructive (lunch) lectures and special meetings. Are you curious what to expect as a GRL student? Take a look at the photo reports and the experiences of our students!

Our students regularly report on special events. Follow @campusfryslan on Instagram for an impression.

Visit minister Stientje van Veldhoven

On Monday 3 February, Minister Stientje van Veldhoven visited Campus Fryslân. The minister's visit was part of a wider programme in Friesland on the same day, organised by the Province of Fryslân and Vereniging Circulair Friesland.

Part of the programme was the launch of the book 'Samen kennis en innovaties ontwikkelen: towards a circular economy'. The UG launched the book on 3 February during the visit made by the Minister for the Environment and Housing, Stientje van Veldhoven. The visit was part of the national week of the circular economy. The Minister was presented with the first copy of the book by Prof. Iris Vis (Dean of Industry Relations) and Prof. Gjalt de Jong (Professor of Sustainable Entrepreneurship in a Circular Economy and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

View the photo album of Minister Stientje van Veldhoven's visit to Campus Fryslân here!

Opening Academic Year 2019/2020

On September 3, the opening of the academic year 2019/2020 took place. During the opening the academic procession walked from the Beurs to the Grote Kerk in Leeuwarden. Once there, the ceremony started with a word of welcome by dean Andrej Zwitter, followed by the Gemma Frisius lecture by Daan Roovers (Thinker Laureate). The festive event ended with a beautiful performance of Sara and Lisa, Sjong 2019 winners. Want to see more? Check out our photo album!

UCF Introduction week 2019

During the last week of August the class of 2022 BSc Global Responsibility & Leadership (GRL) students joined University College Fryslân (UCF) for their introduction week. During the weekend before the introduction week, family members and friends of the new students were also invited to get a sneak peak of the brand new faculty building and the GRL programme.

On Monday August 26th, the Dean of Campus Fryslân, prof. dr. Andrej Zwitter, officially welcomed the students at the faculty and kicked off the academic and social programme of the introduction week.The new students enjoyed lectures about the history of Liberal Education and what to expect of student life. Furthermore, they participated in an interactive workshop about leadership and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Next to academic activities there were also plenty of social events during the week, such as a beach volleyball tournament, pub quiz and visits to both Franeker and Groningen. The week was concluded by a formal dinner, after which both first- and second year students as well as UCF staff joined the  dancefloor. Throughout the week, second year students acted as ‘moms and dads’ for the incoming students and supported them in completing 99 crazy challenges to get to know each other, the UCF community and Leeuwarden.

Everyone had one weekend to relax and recover from the introduction week, before classes started again on Monday September 2nd. We look forward to another great academic year!

Leeuwarden Pride 2019

On the 24th of May 2019 several GRL students enjoyed a boat ride as part of Leeuwarden Pride, organized by Leeuwarden Student City. It was a beautifully sunny and colorful day on the canals of Leeuwarden for sure!

Honorary Doctorate awarded to Ban Ki-moon

The University of Groningen awarded South-Korean diplomat and politician Mr. Ban Ki-moon with an Honorary Doctorate on 17 October 2018. The former Secretary General of the United Nations was promoted with the Honorary Doctorate by Rector Elmer Sterken, for his outstanding achievements as Chair of the global Commission on Adaptation and his societal contributions in the field of peacekeeping and the development of the Paris Agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Mr. Ban Ki-moon's Honorary Doctorate awarding took place at the Martinichurch in Groningen. A selected number of seats was made available for youth and students, including for the GRL students of Campus Fryslân. Part of the program was a Q&A where two GRL students got a chance to ask the Secretary General a question.

Fireside Chat with prof. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer

Fireside Chats are special occasions where you get the chance to meet exemplary leaders and have the opportunity to ask them about anything you are personally interested in, ranging from complex political insights to practical career advice. The setting of a Fireside Chat is informal and you are encouraged to discuss all matters in a relaxed yet professional manner. The first UCF Fireside Chat took place on 11 December 2018 with as guest: UCF ambassador prof. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.

Clothes Swap

On December 11th 2018, the Campus Fryslân Green Office organized a Clothes Swap for everyone who wanted to join. For this occasion the Living Lab was turned into a cozy second hand store. All visitors were very excited and happy with their new clothes. The Green Office team is thrilled to organize a next edition in 2019!

Last modified:05 February 2020 11.04 a.m.