The Campus will also host Ban Ki-moon in January
Translated by Thomas Ansell
The RUG’s newest Campus in Leeuwarden will give around 70 percent of its teaching in person this year. The announcement came during the opening of the academic year at Campus Fryslân on Thursday. Andrej Zwitter, the dean, says “the rest will be a combination between hybrid education and online teaching.” As reported by the Omrop Fryslân.
“We can do this because our building is well-suited to this style of teaching. We have a large amount of small study rooms, where students can sit at the right social distance from eachother, and we have a lot of digital screens that link the rooms together. This means that students can follow the course in parallel. Physical, but also digital”, Zwitter added.
A large portion of the students are happy about being able to follow their courses at the Campus, says Zwitter. “Very much so, and that’s the most important thing. The experience of studying in Leeuwarden has to stay excellent. The students have, up until now, only reacted positively”, he said.
In January the Campus will host former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who will be opening the new Climate-adaption Master’s course. “We’ve got a good connection with the Global Center of Adaptation, which is an international organisation with Ban Ki-moon as its Chair. The CEO of the Centre, Patrick Verkooijen, is also a Professor at the RUG with a specific connection to the Campus Fryslân. It’s thanks to him that we can welcome Ban Ki-moon”, says Zwitter, “I think that it’s going to be one of the biggest successes we have celebrated, and we’re incredibly proud.”
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