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Facts and Figures
  • Founded in 1614
  • 11 faculties (1 in the Frisian capital of Leeuwarden)
  • 6,100 fte staff (including University Medical Center Groningen, UMCG)
  • More than 120 nationalities
  • 135,000 alumni
  • 900 million EUR budget

Education (2019)

  • 33,500 students 
  • 9,100 international students 
  • >120 English-taught Master's degree programmes
  • > 45 Bachelor's degree programmes, of which >35 taught in English

Research (2019)

  • 3,400 fte academic staff 
  • One third of our academic staff is international
  • 400 full professors 
  • 3,200 PhD candidates (56% international)
  • 550 PhD theses
  • 9,000 research publications
  • 144 mln EUR contract research (2018)
  • 18 patent applications 

Prizes and grants

  • Nobel Prize for Prof. Ben Feringa
  • Spinoza Prize for Prof. Pauline Kleingeld, Prof. Amina Helmi, Prof. Lodi Nauta, Prof. Bart van Wees, Prof. Cisca Wijmenga, and Prof. Theunis Piersma
  • Stevin Prize for Prof. Linda Steg
  • 13 Veni Grants and 3 Vidi Grants awarded in 2019
  • 3 ERC Starting Grants, 2 Consolidator Grants, and 2 Proof of Concept Grants awarded in 2019

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