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Opening hours University and University Library during Christmas holidays24 December 2014
Sibrand Poppema welcomes international students at Chess Festival Groningen23 December 2014
Later school start for better marks?22 December 2014
UB Korea Corner officially opened19 December 2014
Subsidie voor ontwikkeling 3D beeld protontherapie19 December 2014
Bar-tailed godwits concentrate in Wadden Sea while their number decreases18 December 2014
Dutch barnacle geese have a more active immune system than the same species elsewhere in the North18 December 2014
ERC Starting Grant for top researchers Thorben Cordes, Lude Franke and Mladen Popović17 December 2014
Nieuwe behandeling herseninfarct voorkomt invaliditeit17 December 2014
Jihadisme, ebola en Huub Oosterhuis in de nieuwe 'Broerstraat 5'17 December 2014
Unifocus: An image of 2014  17 December 2014
Nature of injuries caused by computer games depends on control system17 December 2014
Has car manufacturer taken the corner too fast with the boxfish design?17 December 2014
University of Groningen alumni in demand throughout the world17 December 2014
Exercise has a positive effect on the minds and bodies of elderly people with dementia16 December 2014
Video game excellent training for surgical skills16 December 2014
Summer schools help to prevent children having to repeat a year12 December 2014
Bert Verveld benoemd tot voorzitter College van Bestuur Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten12 December 2014
Grant for Land Portal11 December 2014
Etienne Ruvebana wins Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award10 December 2014
EQUIS accreditation puts Faculty of Economics and Business among global top 1% of business schools10 December 2014
New videos Unifocus: Suzanne Täuber, Mindfulness for informal carers and Spying on animals03 December 2014
Monica Arac de Nyeko Alumnus of the Year 201402 December 2014
Better ways to inhale drugs02 December 2014
Informatieavond Oriëntatietraject02 December 2014
RUG400 memorial book02 December 2014
NWO TOP grant for astronomers Oosterloo and Caputi01 December 2014
Research on influence of long-term medication use on driving ability01 December 2014
RUG researchers awarded with European grant for studying the future of child welfare in Europe01 December 2014
Evolving genome makes malaria mosquito flexible28 November 2014
Maria Azhar wins Shell Graduation Prize for Physics for research into microstructures27 November 2014
Studenten prikkelen museumbezoeker27 November 2014
Aanmoedigingsprijzen voor zes succesvolle propedeusestudenten RUG27 November 2014
RUG-student Maria Azhar wint Shell Afstudeerprijs voor Natuurkunde27 November 2014
Jan-Willem Veening and Martijn Wieling members of the Young Academy25 November 2014
A child can be bully, victim and defender within the same classroom25 November 2014
Job Feldbrugge wins first De Zeeuw-Van Dishoeck Graduate Award25 November 2014
Rachel Carsonprijs naar Groningen voor onderzoek naar verstening van tuinen24 November 2014
Lanthio Pharma wins chemical Start-up of the Year24 November 2014
Prof. Kocku von Stuckrad’s vision on future of Theology and Religious Studies in Netherlands24 November 2014
European Parliament launch of policy paper ‘Faith and the Asylum Crisis’21 November 2014
Successful RUG400 celebrations reflect University's strong ties with city, region and alumni20 November 2014
Thin film produces new chemistry in ‘nanoreactor’20 November 2014
New videos Unifocus: harvesting energy from waves; the birth of the plastic solar cell; a special beadle's staff19 November 2014
Placental lesions affect illness severity and development in preterm born children19 November 2014
New, safe, large-scale avian flu vaccine for chickens18 November 2014
Het Huis van Morgen. Wonen, zorg en slimme technologie17 November 2014
Moralizing about obesity has a counterproductive effect14 November 2014
First seminar of U4 Leadership Programme at University of Groningen13 November 2014
RUG organiseert examentraining voor leerlingen 6 VWO13 November 2014
10th Edition Energy Convention in Groningen12 November 2014
Knowledge Network on Population Decline (KKNN) continued for 4 more years12 November 2014
Festive installation of new Rosalind Franklin Fellows10 November 2014
New videos Unifocus: Deafblindness, succes for protein researcher Slotboom and Tomorrow's Home05 November 2014
Six ‘Top Degree Programmes’, ten best in their category05 November 2014
Student grants did not give immediate access to universities04 November 2014
University of Groningen and UMCG driving the North-Netherlands economy30 October 2014
Groninger Museum and University of Groningen start unique training programme30 October 2014
Risk management still a blind spot 5 years into the crisis29 October 2014
Preliminary design determined for multifunctional new Zernikeborg28 October 2014
Receiving gossip about others promotes self-reflection and growth27 October 2014
Paul Polman chairman Ubbo Emmius Fund24 October 2014
Staff member Daniel Rodrigues Valesin 200,000th inhabitant of Groningen23 October 2014
New videos Unifocus: Meet the Dutch, demographer Fanny Janssen and Bethlehem's star in Groningen23 October 2014
Therapy helps relatives to handle murder23 October 2014
Like attracts like less in online dating22 October 2014
From fluttering bird wing to flapping drone21 October 2014
Braces and tape effective for jumper’s knee17 October 2014
Was the Star of Bethlehem real after all?15 October 2014
Hunger and cold drive mice out into daylight15 October 2014
Boomstra European draughts champion15 October 2014
‘Cuddle hormone’ oxytocin inhalation turns aggressive rat into social cage companion13 October 2014
Student Epke Zonderland world champion on the horizontal bar12 October 2014
Royal Decoration for Prof. C. Vlaskamp10 October 2014
Study reveals how bacteria transport vitamins09 October 2014
‘Deafblind people often live in isolation’09 October 2014
First 25 academically trained primary school teachers awarded degrees08 October 2014
New Unifocus video's: Helpfull bailiffs; Learning to choose a degree programme; The Hotspotmonitor08 October 2014
Green Office Groningen to kick off on Sustainability Day08 October 2014
Celebration The Groningen Centenary: KNIR celebrates RUG40008 October 2014
Breakthrough in cell membrane research03 October 2014
Handedness and creativity the central theme in National Science Weekend01 October 2014
RUG400 anniversary film ‘For Infinity – the Movie’ now showing around the world!01 October 2014
University of Groningen in 117th place in new THE rankings01 October 2014
University of Groningen registers 30,000th enrolment30 September 2014
RUG controleert gebouwen na aardbeving30 September 2014
Allen Carr stoppen met roken-methode ontrafeld25 September 2014
University of Groningen second in Elsevier ranking list25 September 2014
New Unifocus video's: Students design a smart bandage; Studying Multilingualism; The social impact of watching a dance performance24 September 2014
Malnutrition has serious consequences for children with cancer24 September 2014
Supervisory Board appoints entire Board of the University of Groningen for another term23 September 2014
University of Groningen receives guests from twenty foreign universities22 September 2014
University Library tests high speed wireless internet22 September 2014
Andries de Vries wins Dutch Falling Walls preliminary round17 September 2014
University of Groningen and Hanze University join forces on international student housing17 September 2014
University of Groningen climbs again in Top 10016 September 2014
Start of North-Netherlands Orientation Programme to help pupils in their choice of higher education16 September 2014
University of Groningen opts for climate-neutral printing15 September 2014
University Library to get more workstations, solar panels and an extra roof terrace15 September 2014
King Willem-Alexander attends NWO Spinoza Prizegiving ceremony for Theunis Piersma (update: photo’s)11 September 2014
Klaas van Berkel presents Part 1 of a History of the University of Groningen11 September 2014
New Unifocus video's: kick-off of the first MOOC; left-handed molecules; and moral behaviour by consumers10 September 2014
NWO grants for sustainable logistics08 September 2014
Narratives of Moroccan and Turkish Dutch citizens04 September 2014
Student Sofia (Russia): ‘In love with Groningen after just three days’04 September 2014
Prof. Ben Feringa to receive Cope Scholar Award03 September 2014
A single molecule device for mobile phones03 September 2014
Festive opening of academic year02 September 2014
Jephta de Visser new University Poet01 September 2014
New Unifocus video's: Unique light sculpture at Academy Square; Filming ultrapid dynamics; Geo Services27 August 2014
Minister Timmermans guest of honour at Opening of the Academic Year25 August 2014
Let Old Be Gold research kicks off21 August 2014
Salt Express brings science to schools21 August 2014
Patients with Dissociative Identity Disorder have difficulty recalling specific memories18 August 2014
University of Groningen jumps 10 places in prestigious Shanghai Ranking list15 August 2014
University of Groningen truly turns 400 on 23 August14 August 2014
New Unifocus: Efficient platic solar cells; the meaning of heroes; a hanging garden for the library13 August 2014
First-years get to know Groningen11 August 2014
Publication in PNAS: reduction in calories alone does not extend yeast lifespan07 August 2014
KNAW Faces of Science: Kirsten van den Bosch reveals what life as a young researcher is like06 August 2014
Veni grants awarded to nine University of Groningen and UMCG researchers30 July 2014
Reconstruction of early Medieval sod house underway25 July 2014
Groningen researchers to visit Jan Mayen island with Dutch Navy25 July 2014
Digital version of annual report on research involving experiments on animals24 July 2014
University of Groningen remembers victims MH1723 July 2014
Drie maal Nederlands brons in loodzware Internationale Natuurkunde Olympiade21 July 2014
In memoriam victims MH1719 July 2014
Groningen hauls in infrastructure grants11 July 2014
Broerstraat 5: Theunis Piersma’s pain11 July 2014
Falling Walls comes to Groningen11 July 2014
University of Groningen to open teaching location in Leeuwarden08 July 2014
Lots of Groningers in NRC Zomeravondgesprekken08 July 2014
GUF-100 prizes awarded to nine excellent students, Zoë Zernitz best student of the year04 July 2014
University of Groningen puts excellent students in the spotlight03 July 2014
Two NWO grants for the Humanities01 July 2014
GasTerra and University of Groningen teaching together30 June 2014
The Genome of the Netherlands30 June 2014
Municipal redivision is not saving any money27 June 2014
IBM, ASTRON and the University of Groningen Launch Exascale Computing Center to Address Big Data Challenges27 June 2014
Campus Winschoten wins Wubbo Ockels Prize 201426 June 2014
An Eternal Edict: video on 400 years of the University of Groningen24 June 2014
Short-chain fatty acids from dietary fibre help combat obesity and diabetes19 June 2014
RUG400 festivities attract over 150,000 visitors18 June 2014
Wealth of finds from Ezinge now published in full18 June 2014
Board of the University: RUG400 staff, thanks!16 June 2014
Paediatrics measurements not always necessary13 June 2014
JetNet and University of Groningen working together12 June 2014
Students win Green Mind Award: pavement garden for the University Library11 June 2014
Urban Gro Lab: 8 plans for the railway station area11 June 2014
University of Groningen offers resit training on 14 and 15 June11 June 2014
RUG400 celebrations rounded off in style with festivities for everyone10 June 2014
More health risks among young people10 June 2014
Reclame maken tijdens het WK? Alleen zeer veel investeren heeft zin09 June 2014
Spinoza Prize winner: ‘I embrace the fuzzy nature of ecology’06 June 2014
Progressief chronisch nierfalen eerder vast te stellen en te behandelen06 June 2014
Research on therapy for loved ones of missing persons05 June 2014
Countries must prevent genocide earlier05 June 2014
Educatieve kinderdag op vliegveld Eelde in Pinksterweekend05 June 2014
National Student Survey results: University of Groningen student satisfaction grows04 June 2014
Voorkomen van depressie door verbeeldingskracht04 June 2014
University of Groningen purchases Public Library building for the Faculty of Law03 June 2014
Testing anti-bacterial materials for braces and prostheses03 June 2014
Six hundred children step into a church time capsule02 June 2014
Jihadist videos throw light on suicide attacks02 June 2014
Walk for Infinity: Following in the footsteps of Ubbo Emmius28 May 2014
Top quality accommodation for University College Groningen students28 May 2014
Empathy can be trained28 May 2014
Radboud and UMCG awarded major European grant for rare children’s disease27 May 2014
Intensive counselling programme for pre-university and senior general secondary school pupils26 May 2014
Multinational closes a subsidiary: higher salaries for former employees26 May 2014
FutureLearn signs the University of Groningen as its first Dutch partner25 May 2014
Physical education important for academic achievement in special primary education23 May 2014
Infoversum podium voor publiekslezingen RUG-toppers23 May 2014
The smartest cells come from Groningen22 May 2014
A road map for suicide research22 May 2014
University of Groningen gauges opinion on gas extraction22 May 2014
Culture and Academia reign supreme this weekend in Groningen21 May 2014
New Zernikeborg building will probably resemble a WV shape21 May 2014
University election results for 201421 May 2014
Two grants for Polar research20 May 2014
Team met Jan Komdeur wint eerste Bio Art & Design Award19 May 2014
Largest Dutch student gala successful19 May 2014
Seven Vidi grants for top researchers from the University of Groningen and UMCG19 May 2014
In Memoriam: Wubbo Ockels19 May 2014
Royal opening of RUG40015 May 2014
Academieplein closed to cyclists from 13 to 26 May13 May 2014
NWO grant for sea turtle research in the Caribbean13 May 2014
Prof. Carl Djerassi, father of oral contraception, to visit University of Groningen12 May 2014
Inaugural lecture Jos de Keijser: 'Complex grieving is treatable'09 May 2014
Healthy fats protect babies against obesity in later life08 May 2014
NWO grants awarded to six University of Groningen researchers08 May 2014
Hoeveel ijsjes kun je maken van al het Noordpoolijs?08 May 2014
Bacteria populations hedge their bets06 May 2014
Ambassador of Mongolia to deliver keynote speech at CEASG Launch Conference01 May 2014
Dutch Poet Laureate next Guest Writer at University of Groningen29 April 2014
Students’ writing skills far below par28 April 2014
Royal decorations for six University of Groningen staff members25 April 2014
Royal Decoration for Douwe Draaisma25 April 2014
Royal Decoration for Gillis Dorleijn25 April 2014
Royal Decoration for John Nerbonne25 April 2014
Royal Decoration for Wied Ruijssenaars25 April 2014
Royal Decoration for Feikje Vellinga-Schootstra25 April 2014
Royal Decoration for Robert van der Meer25 April 2014
Boudewijn Smits (biographer Loe de Jong) in VPRO Boeken24 April 2014
Live streaming: symposium en oratie prof.dr. Lex Hoogduin (vanaf 13.30)22 April 2014
Inaugural lecture Prof. Lex Hoogduin: ‘Including complexity in economic thinking will lead to improved supervision of banks’17 April 2014
Opening hours of the University and the University Library over the Easter weekend16 April 2014
Loe de Jong biography appears on historian’s 100th birthday16 April 2014
DNB President Klaas Knot to visit anniversary exhibition on predecessor Duisenberg15 April 2014
Bachelor in Liberal Arts and Sciences added to University of Groningen degree programmes in Studielink14 April 2014
Risk of failure of wireless equipment in health care and industry underestimated14 April 2014
Large family shortens lives of jackdaw parents14 April 2014
Employees more likely to imitate unethical behaviour in subordinates than in managers14 April 2014
Prof. Ed Noort leads national investigation into the future of theology and religious studies14 April 2014
Some commonly used antibiotics accelerate resistance10 April 2014
Magazine and timeline for 400 years of the University of Groningen09 April 2014
Nieuwe Broerstraat 5, thema: Viering 400 jaar RUG ‘For Infinity’09 April 2014
Research into carbohydrates shows promising results for healthy food and BioBased Economy09 April 2014
Successor to flash memory lasts much longer08 April 2014
King Willem-Alexander to open 400th anniversary celebrations at the University of Groningen04 April 2014
400 primary schoolchildren to open For Infinity: 400 years of Academic Science in Groningen exhibition03 April 2014
Two young Groningen researchers win NWO Rubicon travel grants01 April 2014
Gripping answers to 400 questions from the public31 March 2014
AG Architecten to design the renovations for the University of Groningen Library27 March 2014
Increase in municipal housing costs the smallest ever27 March 2014
Young children’s performance in science and technology depends on the context27 March 2014
Wanted: 1,000 volunteers27 March 2014
Space research institute SRON, Province and University of Groningen sign ‘Deal of the North’26 March 2014
Running shoes will not prevent running-related injuries26 March 2014
Voorronde internationale FameLab wedstrijd in Groningen25 March 2014
KNAW and University of Groningen ratify continuation of NIDI knowledge institute19 March 2014
Harald Hendrix appointed Director of KNIR17 March 2014
Oxbridge rowing teams in RUG400 boat race14 March 2014
Professors and porters go ‘on the road’ together to visit schools13 March 2014
Inschrijving examentraining VWO en HAVO loopt storm13 March 2014
University researchers develop new teaching method for culture education12 March 2014
Too little competition when contracting out reintegration services12 March 2014
New Physics and Chemistry building named after Nobel Prizewinner Zernike12 March 2014
Research Insitute NIDI continues12 March 2014
GPs should use a dermatoscope to examine suspicious skin lesions10 March 2014
University of Groningen and Deusto University found Tuning Academy06 March 2014
Diabetes patients with renal disease: just a little less salt leads to huge health benefits05 March 2014
University College Groningen preparing for the first batch of students03 March 2014
Discover exoplanets during the National Stargazing Days on March 7 & 803 March 2014
In Memoriam: honorary doctor Leo Vroman27 February 2014
Hedy d’Ancona prepares the way for international Aletta Jacobs prize giving ceremony27 February 2014
University Colloquium (March 3): Why do we wage war?24 February 2014
Educational institutes in Groningen to work together on deep underground, earthquake-resistant construction and infrastructure20 February 2014
400 years of Town and Gown19 February 2014
Dangerous bacteria thrive with concentration of care19 February 2014
Publieksmiddag ‘Brein in beweging’ over hersenonderzoek (op 12 maart)19 February 2014
Master's in Nanoscience best university Master's degree programme18 February 2014
University and UMCG working on continued employability of older staff17 February 2014
University of Groningen College Tour event with Dr. Noeleen Heyzer (on 6 March)17 February 2014
Sentinel node procedure increases survival chances of skin cancer patients14 February 2014
RUG babies win SURF security award13 February 2014
Alumna Nonhlanhla Dube wins Dutch Master’s thesis prize13 February 2014
Arab universities visit Groningen12 February 2014
Western Europe had no trouble keeping East Germany in isolation12 February 2014
New methods for treating severe jaundice in newborn babies and adults10 February 2014
Revolutionary new view on heritability in plants07 February 2014
Extra advertising during the Winter Olympics has little effect on sales figures05 February 2014
Success of smart grids depends on connecting domains05 February 2014
Honorary doctorate for Unilever top man Paul Polman04 February 2014
Fish swim more efficiently in schools03 February 2014
Study shows independent association between diabetes and depression and impulse control disorders including binge-eating and bulimia31 January 2014
Christian Zuidema Lecturer of the Year29 January 2014
Renovation plan for University Library creates more workstations and makes building future-proof28 January 2014
Open Day at the University of Groningen: thorough introduction to up to four degree programmes28 January 2014
Millions worth of grants for four Groningen top researchers27 January 2014
Spinning skyrmions show way to new electronics27 January 2014
Groningen economists predict medal table for Sochi: 6 gold medals for the Netherlands24 January 2014
Fear of earthquakes risen sharply among inhabitants of earthquake zone24 January 2014
Royal decoration for Professor of Social Psychiatry Hans Ormel23 January 2014
Three out of every ten students still live in Groningen ten to fifteen years later22 January 2014
A troubled childhood can have its advantages21 January 2014
Problem solving based Intervention increases awareness of employability among ageing workers17 January 2014
University of Groningen wants to predict unrest17 January 2014
Teacher Education University of Groningen is training educational administrators in Kenya16 January 2014
Microbes can evolve into savvy traders15 January 2014
Eating too much salt increases risk of heart attack15 January 2014
Nieuw type spraakklep biedt perspectief voor patiënten zonder strottenhoofd13 January 2014
Aletta Jacobs Prize 2014 for UN Under-Secretary-General Noeleen Heyzer13 January 2014
Prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant for Melinda Mills09 January 2014
PLOS One article: What cues do ungulates use to assess predation risk in dense temperate forests?07 January 2014
€1.1 million in funding for UMCG research into cancer and depression07 January 2014
Registration for University of Groningen VWO and HAVO exam training now open!06 January 2014
’s Heeren Loo Zorggroep and University of Groningen cooperate in academic workplace03 January 2014
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