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Place attachment: Syrian male refugee experiences in the Northern Netherlands wins Herta Macht Thesis Prize
When:11 October 2017

Place attachment: Syrian male refugee experiences in the Northern Netherlands wins Herta Macht Thesis Prize

Sustainable Society Thesis prize awarded to research on earthquake-related issues
When:22 September 2017

Social-Spatial Planning Master’s student Marten Hoekstra won the Sustainable Society thesis prize yesterday. His thesis, ‘Groningen Sendai-gereed?’ [Is Groningen Sendai-proof?] won him the € 1000 prize. In his research he concludes that the Groningen situation can be referred to as a disaster due to the social problems as a result of earthquake-related issues.

NWO-grant for Responsive Infrastructure Through Responsive Institutions (RITRI) project
When:14 September 2017

The research proposal Responsive Infrastructure Through Responsive Institutions (RITRI) has been awarded a €500,000 grant from NWO, in cooperation with Next Generation Infrastructures.

SEA ASEAN awarded Erasmus+ grant
When:29 August 2017

The Groningen Research Centre for Southeast Asia and ASEAN (SEA ASEAN) has been awarded an Eramus+ grant from the European Union as part of the BRECIL consortium to improve the capacity to conduct social science research in Southeast Asia.

Opportunities to increase home sales in Groningen earthquake zone
When:21 July 2017

A University of Groningen study into the experiences of home sellers in the earthquake zone in the north and middle of Groningen reveals that the housing market is at a stalemate. Houses have been on the market for years and are generally only sold far below the asking price. The researchers offer concrete recommendations to the National Coordinator Groningen, the province of Groningen, and the various municipalities to improve the situation: when conducting research and drawing up policies, they should take better account of the fact that the impact of the earthquakes has created a ‘closed’ housing market. In addition, they should offer support with personal advice and suitable arrangements.

Research into transferable poverty in peat district
When:12 July 2017

Professor in Rural Development Dirk Strijker and economic geographer dr. Arjen Edzes will research poverty among 12.000 families in the Veenkoloniën, the peat district that spreads through Groningen and Drenthe.

Alumnus van het Jaar Merel Rumping in Broerstraat 5
When:05 July 2017

Het julinummer van alumnimagazine Broerstraat 5 opent met een interview met Alumnus van het Jaar Merel Rumping. Zij is sociaal ondernemer en wil onderbeenprotheses voor iedereen bereikbaar maken, te beginnen in Colombia.

Health and the Built Environment: University of Groningen launches new Expertise center
When:03 July 2017

Health and the Built Environment: University of Groningen launches new Expertise center

Maximum lifespan may increase to 125 years
When:29 June 2017

The oldest person ever was the Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment, who died in 1997 at the age of 122. Researchers at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) and the University of Groningen (UG) claim that her record will be broken this century. The results of their research are being published today in Nature. They expect the first Japanese woman to reach the age of 125 in approximately fifty years’ time. This contradicts the conclusion of American researchers, published in Nature last year, who set the maximum lifespan of humans at around 115 years.

Citizens' initiatives ask for tailored approaches and enthusiasm
When:28 June 2017

Increasingly often, citizens are willing or expected to arrange matters in the street or neighbourhood by themselves. The housing corporation or municipality is no longer automatically in the lead. It is the resident him/herself who regularly takes the reins. Researchers Ward Rauws, Ruben Bouwman and George de Kam of the University of Groningen show that there is a large variety of citizens' initiatives. In their "Wie is aan de buurt?" report, it is also clear that they share one goal: strengthening contact between residents. In addition, enthusiasm and appreciation from professionals prove to be a great support for citizens' initiatives.

Make use of diversity among the elderly when designing neighbourhoods
When:07 June 2017

Master’s students of Urban and Regional Planning at the UG have investigated how you can turn neighbourhoods into living environments that are also suitable for seniors. The test case was the Oosterpark neighbourhood in Groningen. In their report, the students advise taking into account the diversity of seniors and involving them in designing the neighbourhood.

Five University of Groningen professors elected as members of the KNAW
When:10 May 2017

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW) has chosen five professors from the University of Groningen to join its ranks: André Aleman, Amina Helmi, Claartje Mulder, Linda Steg en Marcel Visser . A total of 26 new members were elected. KNAW members are elected on the basis of high-quality academic achievements.

Faculties and University Council pay working visit to Yantai
When:02 May 2017

Together with the Board of the University, staff and students of the faculties of Science & Engineering, Spatial Sciences, UMCG and Behavioural and Social Sciences will visit the future campus of the University of Groningen Yantai in China between 24 and 27 May.

Rubicon grant for Ellen Dingemans
When:21 April 2017

Ellen Dingemans has been awarded a Rubicon grant by NWO. She will go to the University of Manchester’s School of Social Sciences for 15 months to research paid employment after retirement in Europe. Dingemans is a researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), which is associated with the UG.

Koning bezoekt demografisch instituut
When:05 April 2017

Zijne Majesteit de Koning bracht woensdagmiddag 5 april een werkbezoek aan het Nederlands Interdisciplinair Demografisch Instituut (NIDI) in Den Haag.

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