All freshmen and new employees in the Faculty of Science and Engineering (formerly known as the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences) receive their safety training in the first week of the new Academic Year. After an hour of theory, there is the practical instruction: under supervision of the Faculty safety officers, everyone has to put out several fires. There is also an instruction on handling liquid nitrogen.
What do you do when it's not the wastepaper basket that is on fire, but a fellow student? Make the victim lie down, and cover with a fire blanket. Never wrap the victim in a blanket while standing - the blanket acts as a chimney and fan the flames.
Who never wanted to do this: empty a fire extinguisher into real flames!
Filling a bucket with liquid nitrogen is not without risk. One drop in your eye can cause irreversible damage. And a drop on your bare hands will cause severe burns.
Dick Jager isn’t one to give up easily. Since the late 1990s, he has been working to make the University of Groningen more sustainable. His journey has been a struggle, with the road often peppered with obstacles. But now things are going his way....
The Cabinet’s decision, based on the advice of the Van Rijn committee, will have disastrous consequences for the University of Groningen as a broad-based classical university.
The University of Groningen (UG) holds the 114th place in the QS World University Rankings. The QS Ranking is an influential ranking list of almost 1,000 universities worldwide. Last year the UG held the120th place.