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093 - New Faculty of Economics and Business

01 September 2007

The Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Management and Organization of the University of Groningen officially merged on 1 September 2007. Together they now form one large new faculty: the Faculty of Economics and Business. The merger was celebrated during the opening of the faculty academic year in the Der Aakerk on 4 September, at 4 p.m.

The fields of economics and business studies are strongly related. This has so far resulted in close cooperation between the degree programmes offered by the two faculties. The Bachelor’s degree programme in Accountancy, the Master’s degree programmes in Business Administration and Accountancy and Controlling, the Research Master and the teacher training programme were offered jointly by both faculties. Cooperation also extended to the research field in the SOM research school. The support services of both faculties already merged in 2005.

The Faculty of Economics and Business has about 600 staff members and 5500 students. The faculty is internationally oriented. The degree programmes are mainly taught in English and many international students are enrolled in the faculty. In addition, many Dutch students of our faculty follow part of their programmes abroad.

The faculty is managed by a Faculty Board, consisting of five members:
Prof. Henk Sol, Dean
Prof. Elmer Sterken, Vice Dean and Research Officer
Teun van Duinen, Treasurer
Frans Rutten; Education Officer
Cees Praagman, Education Officer.

Note for the press

More information: Joke Kouyaté–Dijkstra, tel. 050-363 46 96; e-mail: j.h.kouyate-dijkstra@rug.nl

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