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About the University

The University of Groningen is one of the oldest research universities in Europe boasting more than 100,000 graduates since its inception in 1614. The University has a rich tradition in education. From this tradition arose the first female student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut, and the first president of the European Central Bank. The University is rooted in the Northern part of the Netherlands, a region very close to its heart.

University of Groningen ...
.. where education and research meet The University provides high quality education and research in a broad range of disciplines. The University builds a close link between education and research by focusing on three key elements: Energy, Healthy Ageing, and Sustainale Society.
.. as an international player The entire University is internationally oriented. We offer education to students from about 115 countries.
.. stimulating talent development for students The University takes the personal ambitions and abilities of the students into account. Therefore it provides all students with a well-balanced, high quality curriculum across a multitude of disciplines.

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