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Following the accompanying academic programme, a ceremony took place in Oldenburg Castle to mark 40 years of cooperation between the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg and the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

Highlights included the ceremonial continuation of the cooperation for another ten years by Presidents Prof. Hans Michael Piper and Prof. Jouke de Vries as well as a special lecture by the Rector of the University of Groningen, Prof. Cisca Wijmenga.

Ceremony on Film

The event at Oldenburg Castle, which was broadcast online on 29 October, is now available as a film.


Welcoming Remarks by Minister for Science and Culture
Björn Thümler

Opening Address by the President of the University of Oldenburg
Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans Michael Piper

Welcoming Remarks and Talk by the President of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen:
„University of the North“
Prof. Dr. Jouke de Vries

Presentation: „Roadmap for Future Cooperation”
Prof. Dr. Esther Ruigendijk (UOL), Mervin Bakker (RUG)

Special Lecture by the Rector of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen:
„Of Man and Microbes: Diversity Matters“
Prof. Dr. Cisca Wijmenga

Video on Cooperation Projects

In the course of the celebrations and the accompanying academic programme, some cooperation projects were highlighted in a video presentation. The video was shown during the ceremony and is also part of the film above.

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