Starting in 2022 the University of Groningen Press will present inaugural lectures held at the University of Groningen in a new series: Inaugural lectures.
An inaugural lecture is a key milestone in any academic’s career. It offers newly arrived or promoted professors the opportunity to introduce themselves and update colleagues on current and future plans. The professor (orator) gives a speech that lasts no longer than 30 minutes and must be understandable to the general public. The booklet offers the possibility to elaborate a bit more on the subject, add notes and references and also thank individuals in the text more extensively than in the oration.