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The University of Groningen has established many valuable partnerships in this region. We engage in a wide range of research collaborations with Australian and New Zealand institutions, demonstrated by an impressive amount of joint publications and an increasing number of jointly supervised PhD students. Australia and New Zealand have very close links to the European Union, making it much easier to participate in many projects funded through the EU.

The University of Groningen has also a long history of exchanging students with universities in Australia and New Zealand, which are very popular destinations for our students. The system of higher education in the Netherlands is very compatible with both Australia and New Zealand in terms of the high quality of teaching, compatibility of curricula, but also in its international nature and global outlook.


UG boasts valuable partnerships with universities in Oceania, ranging from university-wide student exchange agreements (with the University of Sydney, Macquarie University, Australia National University, Wellington University of Victoria), joint Erasmus Mundus Master programmes (with Macquarie University and Deakin), and joint Erasmus Mundus PhD programmes (Macquarie University) to more focused cooperation on the faculty-level (the University of Wollongong, the University of Newcastle, or Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology).

Since 2015 Groningen, has cooperated very successfully with Macquarie University in the International Doctorate for Experimental Approaches to Language and Brain (IDEALAB), which  has received €5.6 million in funding from the European Commission and has already awarded over 30 joint doctoral degrees.

Contact Alicja Sobecka for more information about our engagement in the region.

Last modified:13 March 2020 12.50 a.m.