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About Studium Generale Groningen

Studium Generale Groningen sharpens your mind and expands your horizon with innovative and multidisciplinary activities in the field of science, culture and society. Our program contains lectures, films, debates and more...

Visiting address: 

Oude Boteringestraat 13
Postal address: 
P.O. box 1260, 9701 BG  Groningen 

Phone number: 0031 (0)50 363 5460
Email address:

Opening hours:

Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Studium Generale Groningen staff

Jennifer O'Connell
Programme maker
Head of Office
(050) 363 5464
Monday to Thursday

Kirsten Krans, (050) 363 5594
Programme maker
Monday to Thursday

Nina Dieters, (050) 363 5463
Junior programme maker
Monday & Tuesday

Julia de Jong, (050) 363 5461
Organization and publicity
Monday & Thursday, Wednesday afternoon

Karin Hazelhoff, (050) 363 5462
Organization and publicity
Monday to Thursday

Erna Hegeman, (050) 363 5460
Public information, finance and administration officer
Monday to Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Questions and suggestions
Mail or phone us:  / 050 -363 5460

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are the lectures accessible to everyone?
Studium Generale is accessible to everyone. Our varied program, including lectures, films and debates, is aimed at a wide audience of students, teachers and other interested people from city and region.

2. Do I need to purchase a ticket before an event?
For most lectures we also sell tickets at the door. For students, most tickets are free. However, it may happen that a lecture is sold out at the last minute. Therefore, it is advisable to pre-order a card, because full = full.

3. I am a PhD student, can I get a free ticket?
Yes, even for PhD students, most cards are free, or you'll get a discount. Make sure you bring your student card!

4. I am a student or a high-school student, but not at the University of Groningen / Hanze University. May I go in for free?
Students from other institutions are also welcome, if you can show your student card.

5. Where are the lectures?
The program information and the ticket show the location of the event. 

6. Can I park nearby?
Many of our events are in the Academy Building. Since it is located right in the center, parking is limited. The nearest parking garage is the Ossenmarkt.
For disabled people, there are some places at the Academy Building. More information can be found here.

7. I can't go to a lecture, will it be recorded?
We record most lectures, these can be viewed through our archive or on the page of the lecture. For a recording, we depend on whether the speaker (s) gives permission, therefore it is not always possible to make a recording.

Cooperation agreements

Studium Generale Groningen is a partnership between the Hanze University Groningen and the University of Groningen. Students and lecturers at these universities are SGG’s primary target groups but outside visitors are welcome too. This mixture of various target groups makes Studium Generale events an important venue for interaction between academia and society.


Tickets can be purchased in our webshop and at our office located at
Oude Boteringestraat 13. Our office is open Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm

Please print your e-ticket and keep it at hand together with (if applicable) your studentcard or SG-discountcard for scanning at the door.
Make sure the barcode is visible. Without a visible and scannable barcode the e-ticket is invalid. Each e-ticket has a unique barcode that can only be used once.

Discount card

The SGG discount card entitles you to a discount on all tickets (for two persons) and a year’s subscription to our electronic newsletter containing information about our programmes. The price of the card is € 20,-.

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Buy a discount card

If you would like to have a discount card, you can also call us at 050 363 5463 or come by our office, Oude Boteringestraat 13. 
The office is open from Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.