Hanze, RUG, and Noorderpoort students will be able to get a quick test before any in-person education or exams
The Wiebenga building at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences on the Petrus Driesentstraat in Groningen has opened to allow for quick testing of students, reports the GIC.
Students and employees of Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen and the University of Groningen (RUG) can have themselves tested at the new centre on a regular and voluntary basis.
Petra Smeets, member of the Executive Board of Hanze University of Applied Sciences, opened the test centre this morning. Students from different study programs are staffing the test centre, including students from the Academy of Health Studies and the Academy of Nursing. Students with a background in healthcare will work as test takers, other students will have a role in preparing test material and processing the results.
Three rapid test locations for education
The rapid test location on Wiebenga is part of a national pilot in which Hanze University of Applied Sciences is participating together with the University of Groningen and the Noorderpoort. There is also a test location on the Zernike Campus for students and employees of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the University of Groningen and a test location at the Euroborg for Noorderpoort students.
Towards more physical education
The institutions are participating in the pilot to investigate how rapid tests can contribute to further opening up education safely. The Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health is researching the use of rapid tests in education. The institutions provide advice to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science on the basis of the research results and the experience gained.
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