The Provincial Executive unanimously voted in favour of a labour party proposal for the creation of a University of Groningen branch in Hoogeveen, Emmen, Meppel or Assen.
Translation by Traci White
RTV Drenthe reports that former provincial executive member Michel Berends is leading the charge to bring about a branch campus to one of the four main cities in Drenthe comparable to Campus Fryslan in Leeuwarden.
The University of Groningen already has facilities in Drenthe through their involvement with the ASTRON and LOFAR research facilities in Dwingeloo, but the labour party plans are particularly interested in cultivating a stronger working relationship between the
The initiative is in line with recently appointed University of Groningen president Jouke de Vries’ goal of expanding the research university’s scope and becoming more of a university for the entire north. RTV Drenthe writes that PvdA representative Cees Bijl will be following up on the plans with the university president in the near future.