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Four 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.

"Worms man" Dr. Jeroen Onrust wins Science Prize Campus Fryslân 2019
When:17 May 2019

Bioloog Jeroen Onrust mag zich de winnaar noemen van de Wetenschapsprijs Campus Fryslân 2019. Onrust onderzocht voor zijn promotieonderzoek bij Rijksuniversiteit Groningen/Campus Fryslân het belang van regenwormen op de vruchtbaarheid van agrarisch land en voor de voedselvoorziening van weidevogels.

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.

Van Rijn advice hits UG hard
When:15 May 2019

The advice from the Van Rijn committee concerning the funding of higher education has heavy consequences for the UG as a broad-based classical university. The proposed redistribution of funds in favour of technical sciences is at the expense of degree programmes in the humanities, social sciences and medicine. The appendix of the report shows that UG funding would be structurally reduced by around € 9 million net per year.

Kate Zernike: ‘We have to talk about ourselves more’
When:14 May 2019

The American Kate Zernike (1968) – yes, the granddaughter of infamous UG alumni Fritz Zernike – is a writer and a journalist at The New York Times. She has won several journalistic awards and is currently writing a book on women in science. At the UG’s international anniversary conference in June, she will give a talk on journalism and feminism.

Dutch scientists set to return to Spitsbergen in 2020
When:26 April 2019

Five years after the successful SEES expedition in 2015, UG researchers Maarten Loonen, Frits Steenhuisen and Annette Scheepstra are again leading a large research expedition into the Arctic region.

Four University of Groningen professors awarded Royal Decorations
When:26 April 2019

On Friday 26 April, four University of Groningen nominees received a Royal Decoration. Prof. J.M.A. Scherpen, Prof. E.M. Steg, Prof. M.M. Roggenkamp and Prof. O.P. Kuipers have been appointed Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion.

Night of Arts and Sciences back in town
When:17 April 2019

The University of Groningen turns 405 this year! And so we’re celebrating from 5 to 15 June 2019. One of the highlights of our anniversary celebrations is the Night of Arts and Science. After an absence of three years, the Night is returning to the city centre of Groningen, which will be bustling with activities again on Saturday 8 June.

UG comes to Drachten with a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering
When:15 February 2019

In the academic year 2019-2020, the University of Groningen will start a Master’s degree programme in Mechanical Engineering. The engineer Prof. Jacquelien Scherpen, who presides the Groningen Engineering Center (GEC), has referred to the programme as crowning three years of preparatory work.

Lecture series: 'City & University'
When:23 January 2019

The University of Groningen (UG) is organising an interesting series of lectures in the University Library City Centre. Once a month between January and May 2019, a lecture will be held about a special UG professor or UG student and their ties with Groningen. Admission to the lectures is free and everyone is welcome. Note: the lectures are Dutch only.

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