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International Strategy and Relations

The International Strategy and Relations (ISR) department acts as an expert advisor to the University of Groningen community on policy and strategy for internationalization. It is responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the internationalization goals of the University of Groningen.

On a day-to-day basis, ISR is deeply engaged in the application, implementation and success of EU and region-specific projects as well as in developing mutually beneficial relationships, both with partner universities abroad and with national funding bodies around the world.

The department plays a central role in the university’s membership of various international consortia and is responsible for the relationships with key institutional partners. Long-term, ISR aims to create a strategic framework that supports the goals and policies of internationalization throughout the university.

For an overview of international events at the University of Groningen, please visit our news and events page.

Contact Details
Visiting Address

Secretariat International Strategy & Relations


Tel. +31 50 363 3900

Broerstraat 5

Academy Building,

Garden wing, building 1118

9712 CP Groningen

The contact persons for the International Strategy and Relations (ISR) department are:

Department head
Latin America
Europe, U4Society, Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters
Erasmus+ institutional coordinator (KA1, KA2, KA3), Central and Eastern Europe
East Asia, director of the Confucius Institute
Oceania and South Asia
Sub Saharan Africa
North America
Middle East and North Africa
Southeast Asia and Japan
East Asia
Wiebe Zijlstra
Project Manager, Sub Saharan Africa

Global South Capacity Development

Project Manager, Coordinator International Cooperation
Strategic Partner Framework & sub-Sahara Africa policy
Knowledge Security front office
Policy Advisor Knowledge Security
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