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.
As from 1 September 2021, Martijn Eickhoff will be appointed by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) as the director of the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. He will succeed Frank van Vree, who is leaving...
The Young Academy Groningen welcomes seven new members from diverse disciplines from the University of Groningen.
Hilde Bras is one of the new Aletta Jacobs professors at the University of Groningen. She looks for explanations for demographic developments. Family relationships seem to have a significant influence.
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