The petition including nearly 700 signatures has been submitted to the University Board on 25 March 2021, the same day where they discussed the Confucius Institute with the University Council. The Board's president, prof. Jouke de Vries, told us that "it is important that we can discuss this freely", but said that negotiations with the rest of the GCI Foundation are needed before a decision can be reached.

Petition to the University of Groningen: Terminate Agreement with Confucius Institute Groningen


students, alumni, and staff of the University of Groningen, as well as parents, scholars, and citizens of the Netherlands,

note that

and request

the University of Groningen to