President of the Board of the University Jouke de Vries and Professor Arie Dijkstra will both give a speech during the Bevrijdingsfestival (Liberation Day festival) in Groningen. De Vries and Dijkstra will be a part of the programme on the Reflect Stage, where they will talk about the importance of freedom.
The human need for freedom is deeply rooted. That has nothing to do with legislature or philosophy but with psychology. Psychology shows us that freedom is an illusion more than anything. During his speech, Arie Dijkstra, Professor of Health Psychology at the UG, will debunk the persistent idea of free will.
Jouke de Vries, Professor of Public Administration and President of the Board of the University of Groningen, will reflect on three themes: war, freedom, and democracy. His central claim is that a democracy needs to undergo continuous maintenance after having been liberated because the democracy is always under threat.
Farewell symposium Prof. Marleen Janssen, -expert deafblindness
Stynke Castelein is dedicated to helping people with severe mental illnesses to regain their place in society and to give meaning to their lives. She and her team are researching new treatment methods for people with severe mental illnesses. Her...
What is actually the most optimal for your child's development: staying home, or going to childcare? In this video, educational scientist Katrien Helmerhorst (University of Groningen) explains the answer. In addition, she provides tips to help in...
The UG website uses functional and anonymous analytics cookies. Please answer the question of whether or not you want to accept other cookies (such as tracking cookies).
If no choice is made, only basic cookies will be stored. More information