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Visit Chinese Ambassador
Date:05 March 2020

The Ambassador of the People's Republic of China, Mr. Hong Xu and his delegation paid a courtesy visit to the UG on 27th Feb., 2020.

Strategic partnership between University of Hamburg and UG ratified
Date:25 November 2019

Strategic partnership between University of Hamburg and UG ratified

Nine universities launched the ENLIGHT consortium (Tartu, 29 October 2019)
Date:25 November 2019

Nine universities launched the ENLIGHT consortium (Tartu, 29 October 2019)

Fall Conference SEA ASEAN Centre, 10-11 October: outcomes
Date:17 October 2019

Thai Ambassador H.E. Mrs. Eksiri Pintaruchi delivered a keynote address on the ASEAN Chair rotation, held by Thailand in 2019. Dr. Andreas Ufen (University of Hamburg) presented on Southeast Asian populism, and nine SEA ASEAN PhD candidates presented research papers. At the conference dinner, hosted by UG President Prof. Jouke de Vries, options for cooperation on plastic waste management and public/private partnerships were among the topics discussed.

Coimbra Group AEM meeting and symposium
Date:09 September 2019

On 9 November 2019 it will be 30 years since the Berlin Wall fell. In 1989 the University of Groningen (UG) acted on this historical fact by establishing official cooperation with universities in the Central European region, both at management and at academic level.

UG’s 5th Erasmus+ Staff week: The ideal research support office.
Date:04 June 2019

From 13-17 May, UG hosted 25 participants from 16 different countries from Europe and beyond for the 5th Erasmus + staff week, organised by International Strategy and Relations, and assisted by Mobility and Scholarship Desk. The theme of this week was ‘The ideal research support office’. UG staff from the Graduate Schools, Talent Development and Funding and Research departments offered workshops and seminars relating to this topic. Both participants and UG staff look back at a very inspiring week, where best practices where shared and ideas exchanged. This might even lead to an internal follow-up on the theme ‘The ideal research support office.

Visit Australian Ambassador
Date:15 February 2019

Today we had the pleasure to welcome the Australian Ambassador to the Netherlands, H.E. Mr Matthew Neuhaus, and the First Secretary, Ms Michelle McKendry.

NTU Singapore and UG sign Double Doctorate agreement
Date:30 November 2018

The highly ranked Nanyang Technological University ( NTU ) in Singapore and the University of Groningen (UG) have signed a Collaborative Degree PhD Programme in Materials and Nanoscience/-engineering . This agreement allows for the co-supervision of PhD students in these fields by both NTU and UG researchers, leading to a Double Degree for the PhD candidates involved.

Regional Partner Forum, Asia-Pacific
Date:27 November 2018
"Creating Synergies: the added value of strategic alliances in a global context” 24-26 September 2018
Groningen Together #6
Date:27 August 2018

How can we improve the interaction between international and Dutch students outside the classrooms? How can we create an inclusive, real “Groningen together”?

Erasmus+ Staff Week 2018: 9-13 April
Date:09 April 2018

From 9 to 13 April 2018 we hosted 46 participants for our staff week. We were happy to welcome colleagues from 20 different countries, a real international setting!

TIGRIS Work Visit to UG
Date:12 March 2018

On 12 and 13 March, a delegation from the Kurdistan Autonomous Region in Iraq visited the University of Groningen for a work visit. The visit was part of the TIGRIS project.