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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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  • October 08, 2015Nieuwe Broerstraat 5 is uit

    Het oktobernummer van Broerstraat 5 opent met een portret van een bijzondere wetenschapper die zich afvraagt waarom mensen eigenlijk gezond zijn: Cisca Wijmenga speurt naar de genetische...

  • October 05, 2015The ecology of microbial invasions

    University of Groningen scientists have described how microbial invasions follow the same general pattern as invasions by plant or animal species. This is a clear example of how...

  • October 05, 2015Saving energy and money with smart systems

    Using the University of Groningen’s Bernoulliborg building on the Zernike Campus as a living lab, PhD student Ilche Georgievski has devised systems to save energy and money. The...

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Prof. Bert Otten
Prof. Bert Otten

Bert Otten, Professor of Neuromechanics at the University of Groningen and the UMCG, has conducted research for top athletes like Bauke Mollema, Epke Zonderland and Dafne Schippers. He will be giving a lecture for Studium Generale on 14 October. Will science herald the end of the romance of cycling?

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