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Zernikeborg renamed Feringa Building

21 November 2016

The new Faculty of Science and Engineering (formerly known as the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences) building of the University of Groningen is being renamed the Feringa Building. Last month, University of Groningen professor Ben Feringa was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of the molecular motor . The new building for science education and research was named Zernikeborg in the design phase. Jasper Knoester, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, made the announcement at a Faculty reception held on Friday in honour of Feringa.

‘A unique gesture on the part of the University of Groningen, and it will be a great honour for me to work in a building bearing my name in a few years time', Feringa responded proudly. The Feringa Building will be the location for high-ranking fundamental and applied research, and will house top-level institutes such as the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, to which Feringa belongs, the Engineering and Technology Institute Groningen, the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, the Van Swinderen Institute, the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute and SRON.

You can read more about the Feringa Building by clicking here.

Last modified:09 February 2017 10.27 a.m.

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