The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences’ Discovery Truck has been crossing the Netherlands for eight years. The Discovery Truck is a laboratory on wheels that doubles as a classroom. The University uses it to visit schools where pupils are treated to experiments and classes to raise their interest in science. And it’s working: numbers of first-year science students have doubled and just recently the Discovery Truck paid its 1000th visit to a school. The Groningen gas company GasTerra became a partner two years ago. In conjunction with the University, their aim is to increase awareness about energy use and applications among the younger generation.
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.
Last week, Ben Feringa and Anouk Lubbe presented the first copy of their book Alledaagse Moleculen (Everyday Molecules) to minister Robbert Dijkgraaf. The richly illustrated book offers an accessible overview of 180 substances in our daily lives....
Dr Annette Scheepstra of the UG Arctic Centre, part of the Faculty of Arts, is about to conduct research into tourism in Antarctica and how tourists can become Antarctic ambassadors. She has been granted €1 million in funding by the Dutch Research...
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has appointed Professor Maria Loi and Professor Dirk Slotboom from the Faculty of Science and Engineering as members of the Academy.
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