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Why Groningen?

  • Top-quality teaching
  • Pioneering research
  • Vibrant student city

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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 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...

  • October 02, 2015Art & culture must be challenging to enhance social cohesion

    Contrary to popular opinion, engaging in or creating art together does not by definition enhance social cohesion within a community. Experiencing ‘challenging’ forms of culture,...

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Prof. René Veenstra
Prof. René Veenstra

Research led by Prof. Veenstra has shown a significantly greater reduction in the number of children falling victim to bullying at KiVa schools than at control schools.

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