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Klokhuisprijs-nominaties: spinnen, wolven, vluchtelingen en 2000 jaar oude koks
When:17 September 2019

Elk jaar organiseert televisieprogramma Het Klokhuis een wetenschapsprijs voor universiteiten en hogescholen. De RUG heeft dit jaar vier onderzoeken ingezonden die aansprekend zijn voor kinderen.

Getting to the roots of Parkinson’s disease
When:17 September 2019

Parkinson’s disease causes brain cells that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine to die. But where does the disease start? Evidence suggests that a failure of the brain’s immune system may be the root cause of the disease.

Mayor to open Arts Festival on 14 September
When:06 September 2019

The humanities are diverse, dynamic, innovative and relevant to society. That is what we aim to show on Saturday September 14th, during the first Arts Festival!

Michel Wedel to receive scientific Ubbo Emmius Medal 2019
When:30 August 2019

Dr. Michel Wedel, Professor of Consumer Science and Distinguished University Professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and ‘Henri Theil Visiting Chair of Marketing and Econometrics’ and the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, will be awarded with the Ubbo Emmius Medal of the University of Groningen. The awarding will take place during the Ceremony for the Opening of the Academic Year 2019-2020 on Monday 2 September.

University of Groningen in two of the six Gravitation grants for groundbreaking research
When:30 August 2019

Top scientists from the University of Groningen and the UMCG are participating in two of the six awarded programs in the context of the prestigious NWO Gravity Program for groundbreaking fundamental research, which involves more than 100 million euros.

Looking back at the opening of the Academic Year
When:23 August 2019

The official opening of the 406th academic year of the University of Groningen takes place on the afternoon of Monday 2 September 2019 in the Martinikerk. Rector Magnificus Cisca Wijmenga will be leading this festive ceremony for the first time. The ceremony runs from 4 to 5.30 p.m. and will be held in English.

The University of Noorderzon
When:30 July 2019

Thursday 15 August marks the start of the 10-day Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, held in our beautiful Noorderplantsoen park. Young and old will return home from the festivities slightly smarter than they were before, thanks to the ‘University of Noorderzon’. The UG, the university of the Northern Netherlands, will offer festival-goers the chance to increase their knowledge in an accessible and fun way for a bargain price at the Noorderzon festival.

Wageningen and Groningen scientists research nature-inclusive agriculture in Northern Netherlands
When:17 July 2019

The University of Groningen (UG) and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) have decided to work together more closely in the area of nature-inclusive and circular agriculture, and the rural development associated with this, in the Northern Netherlands. To this end, UG President Jouke de Vries and WUR Rector Magnificus Arthur Mol signed a declaration of intent on Wednesday 17 July 2019.

Three UG researchers win Vidi grants
When:24 May 2019

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded an EUR 800,000 Vidi grant each to 86 experienced researchers. Four of these conduct their research at just one faculty at the University of Groningen (UG): the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The grant will enable the two female and two male researchers to set up their own novel research lines and even a research group.

Academy Medal for Trudy Dehue
When:15 May 2019

Trudy Dehue, scientific sociologist, author and emeritus professor of the University of Groningen, will receive the Academy Medal from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The Academy Medal is awarded every other year to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of science in the Netherlands. The prize will be awarded to Dehue for the fact that she started the societal debate on important issues in science.

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