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Facts and Figures
  • Founded in 1614
  • 11 faculties (1 in the Frisian capital of Leeuwarden)
  • 6,250 fte staff (including University Medical Center Groningen, UMCG)
  • More than 120 nationalities
  • 140,000 alumni
  • 1,000 million EUR budget

Education (2020)

  • 34,000 students
  • 8,250 international students (24%)
  • > 120 English-taught Master's degree programmes
  • > 45 Bachelor's degree programmes, of which >35 taught in English

Research (2020)

  • 3,600 fte academic staff (39% international)
  • 425 full professors
  • 4,350 PhD candidates (51% international)
  • 591 PhD theses
  • 8,000 research publications (dissertations not included)
  • 18 patent applications

Excellent prizes and grants (2015-2020)

  • 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: 14 Veni, 5 Vidi and 4 Vici Grants awarded in 2020
  • European Research Council (ERC): 1 Starting Grant, 1 Consolidator Grant, 3 Advanced Grants and 1 Proof of Concept Grant awarded in 2020

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