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Law: Röling Building

In 2023, the Faculty of Law will move into the Oude Boteringestraat 18, the Röling Building, named after Prof Bernard Röling. Röling was professor of criminal law, criminal procedure and criminology at the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen from 1949 until his death in 1985.

Since 2014, the UG has been owner of the building and the Public Library moved from there to Forum Groningen at the end of 2019. The large library floors will be making way for workspaces with plenty of daylight, a moot court for law students, various teaching rooms and plenty of spaces to meet.

Impressions and virtual video tour:

The new accommodation for the faculty offers the ideal opportunity to align building, organisation, education and research with each other. While the faculty is now fragmented across multiple locations, there will be one main building in the future. This creates a new way of working together and a new dynamic between staff and students in both work and study. The faculty is currently housed in the Harmonie Complex at the Oude Kijk in ’t Jatstraat along with the Faculty of Arts. Due to an increase in the number of students and staff, both faculties are lacking in space. Therefore, the Faculty of Law now also often has to work from the surrounding buildings.


The building at Oude Boteringestraat 18 was designed in 1992 by the famous Italian architect Giorgio Grassi. The architects of Cruz y Ortiz / Inbo will create a fitting residence for the staff and students, with a new interior and smart usage of the existing architecture. With this they connect as closely as possible with Grassi's design principles: pure, clean and simple.

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