On Friday 17 June, nine Olympic athletes were added to the Olympic wall at Zernike Campus’ Sportcentrum in Groningen. The athletes all appeared in the most recent Summer or Winter Olympics and studied at the University of Groningen or Hanze University in the last four years.
The following athletes received a spot on the Olympic wall:
The athletes’ portraits were revealed by Hans Biemans, member of the Board of the University of Groningen, and Petra Smeets, member of the Board of the Hanze University. The unveiling happened in front of an audience including a few former athletes that had received a spot on the Olympic wall in previous years. The wall now includes a total of sixty portraits of (former) athletes who attended the Olympics while studying at the University of Groningen or Hanze University.
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.
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded three Vici grants, worth €1.5 million each, to three UG researchers. Prof. J.W Romeijn, Prof. S. Hoekstra, Prof. K.I. Caputi can use this money to develop an innovative line of research and to set up...
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