As a consequence of French rule in 1812, the University of Groningen became part of the Imperial University in Paris. Groningen was lucky: the French administration had actually been planning to keep only a single university in the Netherlands, Leiden. However, a French inspection committee was charmed by Groningen and concluded that it was very far from Leiden. The University Museum has a beadle's staff from that period.
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.
Poolonderzoeker Maarten Loonen vertrekt op 7 juni naar Spitsbergen, als voorbereiding op een bijzondere poolexpeditie op het eiland. De expeditie, onder de naam Netherlands Scientific Expedition Edgeøya Spitsbergen ( SEES .nl ), vindt plaats van 13...
Prof. Jan van der Harst and Prof. Tjalling Halbertsma from the Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen (CEASG) are collaborating on ReConnect China, a European research project to improve knowledge on contemporary China.
Maarten Loonen leads new polar expedition with scientists, journalists, policymakers and tourists.
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