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News posted on: March 31, 2021
Beautiful days are coming and probably many of us are longing to spend more time outside and, if possible, also to share more with someone else. We want to leave isolation behind […]
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April 21, 2021Students will be able to attend physical classes one day per week Students in Groningen are delighted with the decision of the Dutch government to allow physical lessons one day a week. Dutch PM Mark Rutte announced on Tuesday evening that colleges a[...]
April 21, 2021Two patients suffering from liver cancer saw their tumours disappear following treatment After two patients with advanced liver cancer were found to be cancer-free and after using cannabis oil, the UMCG will start researching the effect of this oil i[...]
April 21, 2021Mark Rutte and Hugo de Jonge made the announcements in a press conference yesterday Translated by Thomas Ansell From Wednesday 28 April the curfew is to be lifted, with pub and restaurant terraces also to open (under limitations). The announcements w[...]
April 20, 2021The Drents Museum was paid a visit by Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven (Education, Culture, Science) Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven (Education, Culture and Science) visited the Drents Museum yesterday as part of a pilot access with tests. She was wel[...]
April 19, 2021
The IWCN will be closed on the following days for national holidays: Tuesday, 27 April 2021: King’s Day Wednesday, 5 May 2021: Liberation Day Thursday and Friday, 13 & 14 […]
March 31, 2021
March 22, 2021
Starting from 8 March 2021, the IND (Immigration Service) requires that new biometrics (photo, fingerprints and signature) be given for each new application, regardless of whether the application is for […]
March 12, 2021
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Dear Welcome Center Personeel,
I’m sending this email to thank you for being so friendly and helpful.
I have lived in several countries (USA, Germany, Russia, Egypt) but I have to say that I have had the best experience at the Welcome Center in Groningen.
Thank you again!
Having originally been drawn to the Northern Netherlands by the status of the Zernike Institute, where I studied for my Master’s degree in Nanoscience, I decided to continue researching for my PhD. The Institute, allied to the University of Groningen, is rated as amongst the top ten institutes for research on material science. The IWCN has been helpful throughout, but particularly as a place to get reliable information.
Though I originally came to the Center to pick up a residence permit, I left with quite a lot of printed information (all in English!) that was very helpful when it came to taking the inburgeren (integration) exams for my Dutch residence application. I am currently looking to settle more permanently in the North, I love living in Groningen itself for the bike-friendliness and its young and lively spirit.
I would recommend the IWCN for new Internationals, who would like help finding their feet, but also for those who have been in the Northern Netherlands, as the information on offer is very extensive.
How happy it makes me to learn that the flowers got there and that they brightened up everyone’s day.
This was my goal.
You guys work hard, and I wanted to make sure you guys know that your work is meaningful and very well appreciated in the city.
Dank voor de mail en de afhandeling. Top service.
The idea to have such an office to welcome foreigners is a formidable one and this is a good tangible result. I wish there had been such an office, and people like you, 13 years ago when we arrived! It would probably have made our lives so much better especially the first years. But better late than never, so please tell your other colleagues, or the people of the Gemeente and RUG who thought about it, that this office has an important function and that it delivers immediate results.
Bedankt voor je snelle en duidelijke reactie.
Waar zou het MKB zonder het IWN zijn? Ben zo blij met jullie!