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First-years take over Groningen

12 August 2013
First year students at the information market
First year students at the information market

Monday is the first official day at university for many first-year students – they are taking part in KEI week, the first-year introduction week. New students get to know the city, student life and the University facilities. This is the 45th KEI week. Around 5,000 first-years take part.

During KEI week the first-years are divided into small groups headed by senior students. They are introduced to all aspects of student city Groningen, including sports clubs and organizations for part-time jobs, and ranging from study support to night life, not forgetting student associations and their fellow first-years. For many students, the KEI gives them a flying start at the University and is the ideal way to get to know their new city. On Monday there is a large information market on the Vismarkt where KEI participants can learn about many different organizations. In the evening there will be an opening party on the Grote Markt.

Lustrum artwork
Lustrum artwork

University of Groningen anniversary

This year’s first-years are joining the University community in a special academic year. In May they will be able to enjoy numerous activities around the celebration of the University’s 400th anniversary. On Monday, the For Infinity artwork by Lambert Kamps can be admired on the Vismarkt. Kamps’s inflatable artwork depicts the 4∞ /For Infinity theme, which is central to the celebrations.

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