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UG organizes ‘open’ House of Connections in the former V&D building on 24 June

15 June 2023

The UG is organizing a public day in the brand-new House of Connections (part of Groot Handelshuis) on Saturday 24 June. Interested people of all ages are welcome to come by that day and participate in all sorts of activities in the building at the Grote Markt, where the V&D used to be.

Visitors can get acquainted with the building and the parties that are based in it, including the new Schools for Science and Society and the University of the North, through scientific experiments, demonstrations, and flash lectures. We have set out a discovery trail with activities aimed at all ages.

  • Put on an ‘ageing suit’ and feel what it's like to be old
  • Put on a pair of Virtual Reality glasses and participate in several science games.
  • Help to create a work of art
  • Have an echo of your tongue made
  • Get on a hydrogen bike

The full programme can be seen on the House of Connections website.

Practical information

The open day starts at 10.00 am and ends at 4.00 p.m. The entrance is located opposite the La Place restaurant, at Grote Markt 21. You do not need to sign up.

About the House of Connections

The UG House of Connections is a central meeting point in the areas of important societal themes, where students, researchers, networks, and citizens can come together to learn from and inspire each other. Here the University combines its efforts to collaborate on the urgent transitions of today and tomorrow. With the House of Connections as a home base, we organize events and activities to show how science contributes to solving great societal problems.

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