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Did you read that! 50 years of Universiteitskrant

The first edition of Universiteitskrant (UK) Groningen dates from 1 September 1971. The Universiteitskrant was the first modern and independant weekly university newspaper in The Netherlands, published by an independant organization.

The newspaper brought news and was, especially in its early years, a platform for often hefty debates. A half a century later the UK, or Ukrant as it is now called, is still an independant news platform for the academic community in Groningen.

50 years of Universiteitskrant is celebrated with a special book and two exhibitions: one at the Univeristy Museum and one at the University Library.

The small exhibition at the University Museum shows the development the Universiteitskrant went through in the last 50 years: from a black-and-white newspaper with hardly any pictures in 1971 to a colourful and biligual internet platform.

Eventhough its appearance changed, one thing remained the same in those fifty years: its independance, which had to be fought for now and then, and which is shown through a couple of talked-about events.

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