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Why Groningen?

  • Top-quality teaching
  • Pioneering research
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About the University

Innovative, research-driven and rooted in the number-one knowledge hub of the Northern Netherlands, the University of Groningen is an internationally oriented university with 30,000 students. Quality has been our top priority for over four hundred years, and with great success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 in several influential ranking lists.

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  • November 24, 2015The anatomy of flower colours

    You would be forgiven for thinking that biologists know all there is to know about flower colours. However, they are still in the dark about how the various colours are formed. To...

  • November 24, 2015New technique measures leaks in underground CO 2 storage sites

    University of Groningen PhD student Charlotte van Leeuwen has developed a technique for measuring carbon dioxide (CO2) leaks from underground storage sites. This is important for...

  • November 20, 2015Royal Decoration for Henk Broer

    On Friday 20 November, Mayor P.E.J. den Oudsten of the municipality of Groningen has presented Prof. H.W. Broer with a Royal Decoration on the occasion of his retirement. Broer is...

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Prof. Laura Spierdijk
Prof. Laura Spierdijk

Rosalind Franklin Fellow Laura Spierdijk successfully completed the faculty’s tenure track and was recently appointed Professor of Econometrics of Pensions, Insurance and Finance.

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