The level of noise nuisance can be indicated with a decibel system. But sound is experienced in a more subjective way as well, where sounds are considered a nuisance, or as pleasant or safe. Psychological factors and cultural differences play a role too: noise to one is a pleasant sound to another, perhaps due to having grown up somewhere with a lot of street noise. Tjeerd Andringa feels that this second way of assessing noise nuisance should receive more attention.
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.
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.
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded three Vici grants, worth €1.5 million each, to three UG researchers. Prof. J.W Romeijn, Prof. S. Hoekstra, Prof. K.I. Caputi can use this money to develop an innovative line of research and to set up...
Reaching out to sustainable business owners is what Gjalt de Jong is all about. He sees the University as a director of innovation. An independent arbiter who can expedite the shift to a circular economy. To this end, he first needed to change...
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