The Groningen Institute of Archaeology of the University of Groningen has one of the most extensive seed collections in the world. Seeds from agricultural crops, herbs and spices, flowers – it's all there from across the globe, and is often thousands of years old. It is one of the University treasure troves, aiding researchers from the Netherlands and abroad. A major part of the collection is digitally accessible.
The weekly online video magazine Unifocus highlights topics related to the University of Groningen in the fields of research and society, student life, teaching, policy and internationalization.
Professor of chemistry Sibrand Stratingh, from Groningen, built the first electric vehicle – the precursor to the electric car – around 1830. He also drove a steam-powered carriage through the streets of Groningen. But his innovative scientific work...
Newspapers first made their appearance in the Netherlands as early as 400 years ago. They mostly consisted of eyewitness accounts, which were as reliable or unreliable then as they are today. Historian Joop Koopmans talks about the news in early...
Trial Follow the Money: investigate people, systems and organisations that misbehave and thus cause damage to society.
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