‘Good afternoon to everyone at this wonderful University, now my University.’ On Monday 24 September in the Martinikerk, Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Groningen. His words of thanks made a great impression on the audience. He told them about his work as chair of the truth and reconciliation committee. ‘I thought everyone would be bitter, but they weren’t. I am amazed at the extraordinary capacity of people to be compassionate.
Last week, Ben Feringa and Anouk Lubbe presented the first copy of their book Alledaagse Moleculen (Everyday Molecules) to minister Robbert Dijkgraaf. The richly illustrated book offers an accessible overview of 180 substances in our daily lives....
Dr Annette Scheepstra of the UG Arctic Centre, part of the Faculty of Arts, is about to conduct research into tourism in Antarctica and how tourists can become Antarctic ambassadors. She has been granted €1 million in funding by the Dutch Research...
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has appointed Professor Maria Loi and Professor Dirk Slotboom from the Faculty of Science and Engineering as members of the Academy.
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