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

Highlights of the ceremony will be the ceremonial continuation of the cooperation for another ten years by presidents Professor Hans Michael Piper and Professor Jouke de Vries as well as a speech by Rector of the University of Groningen, Professor Cisca Wijmenga.

Ceremony Film

The event in the 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 Cooperations Projects

In the course of the celebrations and the academic framework program, some cooperation projects were presented in the form of a video. The video was shown during the ceremony and is also part of the film above.

(Changed: 2022-01-25)