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As a globally focused institution, the University of Groningen engages in many types of international cooperation throughout both teaching and research. Our main networks are:


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The U4 Network consists of four European universities. These universities are: Ghent University, the University of Göttingen, Uppsala University and the University of Groningen. The co-operation between these institutions is founded on disciplines in which these universities have excellent research and/or disciplines in which they consider co-operation in the strategic interest of their universities.

The Guild

The Guild logo

Composed of some of Europe’s most distinguished research-intensive universities, the Guild is dedicated to enhancing the voice of universities in Europe for the benefit of research and teaching. It will engage politicians, officials, public and private companies through debate based on cutting-edge scholarship. The Guild’s members are committed to sharing their knowledge, experience and good practice, for the benefit of all members.

Coimbra Group

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Founded in 1985 and formally constituted by Charter in 1987, the Coimbra Group is a network of 37 long established European multidisciplinary universities of high international standard.European University Association - EUA

UG is a member of the European University Association, which has 850 members from 47 different countries. Its publications address topics that are of relevance for university policy and management

Other networks

  • European University Association - EUA
  • European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)
  • The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and ASEAN University Network (AUN)
  • The Association of Arab and European Universities - AEUA
  • Asian European University network
Last modified:13 March 2020 12.51 a.m.