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Facts and Figures
  • Founded in 1614
  • 11 faculties (1 in the Frisian capital of Leeuwarden)
  • 6,400 fte staff (including University Medical Center Groningen, UMCG) (25% international)
  • More than 120 nationalities
  • 140,000 alumni
  • 1,000 million EUR budget

Education (2020)

  • 35,000 students 
  • 9,100 international students (26%)
  • > 120 (mostly English-taught) Master's degree programmes
  • > 45 Bachelor's degree programmes, of which >37 taught in English

Research (2021)

  • 3,750 fte academic staff (40% international)
  • 400 full professors (24% female)
  • 4,400 PhD candidates (52% international)
  • 640 PhD theses
  • 8,500 research publications (dissertations not included)

Impact (2021)

  • 4 thematic schools: energy, health, sustainability, ICT
  • 14 patent applications
  • 160 mln EUR contract research and teaching

Excellent prizes and grants (2015-2021)

  • Nobel Prize for Ben Feringa
  • Spinoza Prizes for Pauline Kleingeld, Amina Helmi, Lodi Nauta, Bart van Wees, Cisca Wijmenga 
  • Stevin Prize for Linda Steg
  • national: 7 Veni, 5 Vidi and 4 Vici Grants awarded in 2021 
  • European Research Council (ERC): 5 Starting Grants awarded in 2021

More information

source: UG Annual Report 2021

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