University College Groningen students will have some of the best views in the city
The housing corporation Nijestee is to build a new residential tower on the Vrydemalaan, near the Dot and city beach, with space for 270 student residences for students at University College Groningen’s Liberal Arts and Science programme. The keys are expected to be available in September 2023. As reported by the GIC.
Liberal Arts and Sciences can either be viewed as a great way to study diverse areas of the arts, social sciences, and more within a programme similar to those offered by universities in the US. Alternatively, it can be thought of as the academic equivalent of a ‘World Buffet’ restaurant. Dean of the UCG, Hanny Elzinga, agrees with the former interpretation: “in our interdisciplinary programme, students learn to look beyond the boundaries of disciplines, students often work together in projects,” says Hanny Elzinga, Dean of University College Groningen, “the design of the tower offers every opportunity to learn, collaborate and live together. Because learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom.”
Part of a broader development
Project developer Koopmans is building the 19-storey residential tower for Nijestee, which will be connected to WarmteStad. The tower is one of the first visible developments of the Healthy Ageing Campus, in collaboration with the Municipality of Groningen.