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A meeting with the University of the North on Friday afternoon, 23 June

13 June 2023

In 2020, the UG, UMCG, Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, and Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences signed a declaration of intent to make a joint commitment to broad prosperity in the Northern Netherlands. The Knowledge Agenda , the Boosterfund , and a series of roadshows through the region followed this with the aim of introducing the ambitions and activities of the University of the North to everyone.

“We have now reached a point at which we work closely together with the vocational education institutions and have a multi-year plan that gives direction to our goals. Plenty of reason to meet and catch up. We will do this on Friday 23 June in the UG’s brand-new House of Connections (the former V&D building on the Grote Markt).”


  • 2.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.: Welcome reception
  • 3 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.: Welcome, introduction, and current state of affairs of the University of the North by Jouke de Vries, chairman of the University of the North Steering Committee
  • 3.30 p.m - 4 p.m.: Connecting vocational education with the University of the North, Wim van de Pol, chairman of CVB Noorderpoort
  • 4 p.m. - 4.20 p.m.: Tour of the new Groot Handelshuis with views over the city
  • 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Drinks reception

Sign up

You can sign up for this meeting (provided it is booked up) until Wednesday 21 June. After registration, you will receive a confirmation containing further information.

About the University of the North

The University of the North is an initiative of the UG, the UMCG, Hanze UAS Groningen, NHL Stenden UAS, Van Hall Larenstein UAS, and the Northern vocational education institutions. These connected knowledge institutions want to use the University of the North to boost broad prosperity in the Northern Netherlands as well as the transitions as formulated in the  Knowledge agenda.. This is achieved through making smart use of each other’s facilities, making each other’s teaching easily accessible, forming hybrid research groups, and stimulating entrepreneurship.

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