On October 29, 2020, the Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg and the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen will be renewing their cooperation of 40 years. A joint commemoration at Oldenburg Palace will be complemented by a program of academic events highlighting the diverse types and projects of cooperation.
Dear friends and colleagues,
Dear ladies and gentlemen:
In April 1980, the presidents of the Universities of Oldenburg and Groningen signed the first agreement on academic cooperation. They declared their universities would, from that moment forward, cooperate in the areas of research, study and further education. These intentions were put into practice in the following years. Over the decades, the relationship between the two universities grew closer and stronger. Partners became friends. Finally, in 2012, a major project was launched with the European Medical School Oldenburg-Groningen, which established a joint degree program in human medicine that was and still is unique throughout Europe.
Today the cooperation between Oldenburg and Groningen is not merely academic. Rather, the northwest region is diversely interconnected; the successes of the past now form the basis for the successes of the future.
We are pleased to be able to celebrate the long and fruitful cooperation between our universities on October 29 and to renew it for another ten years.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans Michael Piper
President of the University of Oldenburg