This year marks the 405th anniversary of the University of Groningen. To mark the occasion, the University is treating students, staff, alumni and the city and its surroundings to a 10-day, highly varied programme revolving around the theme ‘All Inclusive’. The main events include an academic conference about diversity, the return of the Night of Art & Science, a dance party that won’t be a gala ball, a theatre show and a special, large-scale alumni day. The anniversary events will take place between 6 and 15 June 2019. Campus Groningen congratulates the UG with this anniversary!
The theme of the 405th anniversary is ‘All Inclusive’. It is now 100 years since universal suffrage was introduced, but subjects such as diversity, inclusiveness and equality are still as topical as ever. Dr Mónica López López, chair of the Academic Council responsible for the theme, will explain the theme in more detail on Tuesday. This will be followed by a short introduction to the various programme components that make up the anniversary celebrations.
Kick-off lustrum on 12 February
The UG will present the anniversary programme on Tuesday 12 February from 12 noon to 1 p.m., during a lunchtime meeting in the student culture centre Usva, Munnekeholm 10. Rector Magnificus Elmer Sterken will start the proceedings by announcing the names of the two researchers who will be presented with an honorary doctorate by the UG during a ceremony in the Martinikerk on Friday 14 June.