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The Independent Student launches positivity campaign

The Independent Student launches a campaign that focuses on what is possible within the current measures concerning the coronavirus. The party launches the #hetkanwel (it is possible) campaign to emphasize what is possible. The party does this in response to the many negative reports that followed the relaxation of measures from student circles. In doing …

The questioning of the cooperation between the RUG and the Confucius Institute continues

At The Independent Student, we have been making the case for ending the collaboration between the RUG and academically unfree institutions for some time. Read more of the article below where David Jan Meijer, among others, questions the collaboration between the RUG and the Confucius Institute.

Students: ‘UG should stop its cooperation with the Groningen Confucius Institute’

Read the argumentation of our Chairperson David Jan Meijer below: The University of Groningen should stop the cooperation with the Groningen Confucius Institute, as it threatens the freedom of students and staff of the UG. Students of various (Asian) backgrounds call for this measure, supported by University Council Party The Independent Student (DVS). The position …

The university should be accessible to everyone!

The Independent Student calls for the Board of the University to have more attention on the accessibility of the University. The student party receives complaints of students stating that university buildings are not sufficiently accessible to students with a disability. They have also received complaints of internationals students not being given the same career opportunities …

Transparency on the passport professor

The Independent Student calls for the Board of the University of Groningen to be more transparent in the case of professor Kochenov, who is suspected to be involved in the trade of EU-passports. Minister of Education Ingrid van Engelshoven (D66) promised the Dutch Parliament the report of the investigation would be published in the first …

No diversity carnival at the UG!

The Board of the University of Groningen wants to spend half a million euros to appoint a Chief Diversity & Inclusion. This person is supposed to give the university more control over its diversity policy. The Independent Student strongly opposes this. During the last couple of years, a new form of manager has risen at …

Clear coronarules for student housing!

The Independent Student calls for regional mayor Koen Schuiling to change the emergency degree by taking the living situation of students into account. Despite most students running their house like a common household, they are required to keep a 1,5-meter distance in their houses as well as outside of their houses. If students do not …

Together we stand strong!

19 maart 2020 – Groningen A week ago, the university announced to discontinue all physical classes. Ever since, more and more students have been leaving Groningen to join their families at home. Our party calls for the students whom remain in Groningen, to help the those in need. “We are living in special times. In …

Take measures against the new coronavirus!

28 januari 2020 – Groningen The second semester will start within a couple of days, which means lots of Groninger students are going on exchange. At the same time, a thousand new students will join us in Groningen. The Independent Student is worried about the uncontrolled manner the students will be entering and leaving The …