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Frans J. Sijtsma new Director Agricola School
Date:05 December 2022

On the recommendation of the Board of the University of Groningen, Dr Frans J. Sijtsma has been appointed as academic director of the Rudolf Agricola School for Sustainable Development with effect from 1 February 2023. This concerns a 0.5 FTE appointment for four years. Sijtsma is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences. He succeeds Dr Kees van Veen, who left on 1 November 2022 as Director of Sustainable Society, the predecessor of the Agricola School. Sijtsma is already serving as interim director.

Claudio Annibali wins sixth place for master’s thesis at the Valeria Solesin Award
Date:02 December 2022

Claudio Annibali has won the sixth place for his master’s thesis at the Valeria Solesin award, an Italian competition at the national level for master’s theses investigating the labor market in terms of gender, from a socio-economic, demographic-statistical and legal perspective. Annibali, who is now a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), was awarded for his master’s thesis titled ‘Intergenerational Mobility in Europe: the Role of Mothers and Gender Differences’.

DCC Workshop: Introduction to Git
Date:30 November 2022

In this workshop we will teach the basics of Git and using a code versioning platfiorm such as the GitHub. We will cover the following topics:

  • What is version control?
  • Basic git commands
  • Creating a git repository and a project
  • Working with branches
  • Creating an issue
  • Understanding errors

For this workshop you need to bring your laptop. Before the workshop you need to install Git on your machine and have an account on GitHub.

UG delegation to visit South Africa
Date:30 November 2022

From 1 to 6 December 2022, a delegation of the University of Groningen will visit Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Prof. Jouke de Vries, President of the Board of the University, will be joining the group, comprising 14 people in total. The visit is aimed at strengthening the collaboration between the University of Groningen and its counterpart in Stellenbosch, one of nine partners in the Strategic Partnership Framework. Before and after the visit, some delegation members will also call in at the universities of Pretoria, the Western Cape, and Cape Town as well as pay a visit to the Dutch embassy/the Netherlands Education Support Office (NESO).

Viola Angelini appointed to Supervisory Board of ODISSEI
Date:30 November 2022

Effectively immediately, Professor Viola Angelini is a new member of the Supervisory Board of ODISSEI. She will represent all schools of economics and business in the Netherlands.

Byzantine sources of law mapped
Date:29 November 2022

Daphne Penna and Roos Meijering have written the first English-language book that offers a wide range of Byzantine legal sources. The volume offers a clear yet detailed primer to Byzantine law, its sources, and its significance.

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