On 10 November 2009, the Board of the University of Groningen appointed Prof. Jasper Knoester as Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. His appointment will run from 1 January 2010 until 1 January 2014.
Knoester will succeed Prof. T.T.M. Palstra, who has acted as interim Dean since 1 September 2009. Knoester is currently the scientific director of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials. He will resign this post upon becoming Dean.
The size and shape of dunes varies greatly around the world: in Europe they're tall and narrow, while in the US they're low and wide. A new study has found that this is partly because dunes are constructed by plants with different ‘movement strategies’...
Zito Ysenbaert is the first winner of the Gerrit Krol Award, the University of Groningen (UG) essay competition.
More than 200 researchers and their teams can begin to work on social and scientific issues in close collaboration with public and private parties. This close collaboration will take place in 17 research projects.