Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
About us Latest news News News articles

Vice President of the Board of the University, Professor Koos Duppen, passed away

28 May 2011

It is with great sadness that the University of Groningen has to announce
that on 27 May 2011, the Vice President of the Board of the University
Professor K. Duppen passed away in his home town of Kropswolde at the
age of 58. Only recently, poor health forced Koos Duppen to resign his duties
at the University. On Wednesday 18 May 2011, he was decorated as Officer
in the Order of Orange-Nassau on account of his services to the University
and society.

Koos Duppen loved our University and was deeply committed to education
and research, to the staff and the students. He put his heart and soul
into his work, and will be sorely missed. We will remember him with
great respect.

We would kindly refer you to the In Memoriam .


A book of condolence can now be signed in the entrance hall of the Academy Building or in the entrance hall of the Bestuursgebouw, Oude Boteringestraat 44.
There will be a memorial service in the Aula of the Academy Building on Friday 3 June. The cremation service will be private.

Sibrand Poppema, President of the Board of the University
Elmer Sterken, Rector Magnificus

Last modified:09 July 2020 2.05 p.m.
View this page in: Nederlands

More news

  • 30 March 2023

    ERC Advanced Grant for Filippo Fraternali

    The European Research Council has awarded an ERC Advanced Grant to Prof. Filippo Fraternali of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Prof. Fraternali can use the grant t o precisely determine the properties of gas flows in and out of galaxies.

  • 28 March 2023

    A leap of faith: from research to enterprise

    Having ideas, experimenting and trying things out, wanting to change society. For many researchers, all of this is day-to-day business. But what if you want to take your idea to market? This is a step that often does not come naturally to...

  • 27 March 2023

    Machiel Mulder appointed as member of Scientific Climate Council

    Machiel Mulder, Professor of Energy Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business, has been appointed as member of the Scientific Climate Council (WKR). This was announced by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. This independent...