For many years the Hunebed Centre has worked closely with the Groningen Institute for Archaeology (GIA), part of the University of Groningen. The collaboration has consisted mainly of working together on particular projects and providing a facility where students can carry out research. This collaboration has recently intensified to a point where the two parties have decided to formalise their relationship in a formal agreement. In the words of Pepijn Vemer, chairman of the Hunebed Centre “Our collaborative work strengthens the position of the Hunebed Centre, particularly in the field of research. We are a meeting place for sharing information about these important monuments.”
The collaboration is combined with the development of the Hunebed Centre as a centre of learning. The Hunebed Centre does not carry out research itself, but informs a broad public about research done by others, especially by the GIA. Besides this closer sharing of information, several students will have the opportunity to work in the Hunebed Centre on research for their graduate studies. A number of diverse new projects will be set up, based on sharing knowledge, and joint lectures and other activities will also be organised.
Translation Alun Harvey