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Lawyer and professor of personal injury? Arvin Kolder does it, and it brings him much satisfaction
Posted on:26 October 2021

As a lawyer, Arvin Kolder assists his clients in court regarding matters of personal injury. Once a week, however, he trades in his lawyer robes for those befitting a professor, so that he can hit the books with law students at the UG as Professor by special appointment of Personal Injury. Kolder loves his dual role: ‘I see myself doing this for many years.’ What is it like to fulfil that role? And how can his scientific research help him in practice?

VNAL subsidy for international expert meeting on (the prevention of) foreclosure auctions
Posted on:25 October 2021

The Association of Notaries in the Former District of Leeuwarden (VNAL) has awarded a subsidy of € 4.500 to Dr. Irene Visser for the organization of an international expert meeting on (the prevention of) foreclosure auctions, to be held on 13 and 14 January next year at the University of Groningen.

Nynke Vellinga member of new European partnership for Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility
Posted on:11 October 2021

On behalf of the University of Groningen, postdoc Nynke Vellinga has become a member of CCAM, a new European partnership for Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility.

Zpannend Zernike Limited: get on your bike on 3 October for a tour of science and technology
Posted on:27 September 2021

Different from previous years but still surprising, fun, healthy, and for the whole family: join Groningen’s take on this year’s national weekend of science, organized by the University of Groningen (UG) and Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Hanze UAS). Participation is free, and you can register via the website The printed cycle route, which also acts as the ticket to participating institutions on the route, will be handed out to everybody at the start location.

Great interest in the Our Rule of Law Festival
Posted on:21 September 2021

The two-day festival on the rule of law in the European Union with a special focus on Poland, the independence of the judiciary, and the independence of the media attracted great interest from students, legal professionals from both Poland and the Netherlands, and the media.

Mobile phones continue to cause privacy issues
Posted on:09 September 2021

The process of collecting information about public spaces via mobile phones continues to further impact the privacy and rights of citizens. This is the conclusion of PhD student Gerard Ritsema van Eck’s research. Ritsema van Eck will be awarded a PhD by the University of Groningen on 16 September.

Law students organize festival on the rule of law in Poland
Posted on:09 September 2021

On 17 and 18 September, four students from the International and European Law programme at the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen are organizing the Our Rule of Law Festival on the rule of law in Poland.

Benedikt Schmitz ontvangt subsidie voor organisatie Nederlands- en Afrikaanstalig congres
Posted on:17 August 2021

Het thema van het congres luidt: 'De balans opmaken. De bescherming van economisch en sociaal zwakkere partijen in het Zuid-Afrikaanse, Nederlandse, Belgische en Europese internationaal privaatrecht.'

LLB graduate Uejanaua Tjihumino nominated for ECHO Award 2021
Posted on:16 August 2021

Recent International and European Law LLB graduate Uejanaua Tjihumino has been nominated by the University of Groningen for the ECHO Award 2021.

Subsidie uit Nationale Wetenschapsagenda voor onderzoek naar reflexief toezicht
Posted on:13 August 2021

Hoogleraar rechtssociologie Marc Hertogh maakt deel uit van een consortium dat 1,2 miljoen euro subsidie toegekend heeft gekregen uit de Nationale Wetenschapsagenda.

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