In September, the Oriëntatietraject Noord (Orientation Programme North) began, intended for prospective students experiencing difficulties in choosing a degree programme. In an intensive programme, they learn to develop a better understanding of themselves, and of what they want do and are capable of. The programme is an initiative of Groningen schools, in collaboration with the University of Groningen and Hanze University of Applied Sciences.
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.
Carlijn van Beek has won the 2021 Golden Master Award for her Master’s research. She is Master’s student in Chemistry at the University of Groningen (UG). The award has been granted by the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV) since 2009.
The Vikings were active in North America in the year 1021 AD. This now represents the earliest – and only – known year in which Europeans were present in the Americas prior to the arrival of Columbus in 1492 AD. It also represents a definitive point...
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...
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