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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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  • August 30, 2016Esmé van den Boom new University poet

    Esmé van den Boom (23) is the new University of Groningen poet. Van den Boom, who is taking a Master’s degree in Writing, Editing and Mediating, impressed the jury with her ‘intimate,...

  • August 29, 2016University of Groningen welcomes 2300 international students

    On Thursday 1 September the University of Groningen will welcome more than 2300 new international students. They will be officially welcomed with speeches, an information market...

  • August 24, 2016Seagrass restoration threatened by fungi

    Dutch biologists have discovered that seagrass seed is killed by waterborne fungi that are related to the well-known potato blight. These fungi, which have not previously been found...

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Prof. Ruud Koning

Koning, Professor in Sports Economics, is one of the organizers of the ESEA European Conference on Sport Economics, 31 August- 2 September.

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