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The underexposed downsides of local self-governance and civic self-reliance
Date:24 January 2020

Municipalities in shrinkage regions are keen to emphasize the importance of civic involvement in improving the local quality of life. Self-governance and self-reliance regularly lead to successful projects aimed at sustaining village facilities. Hiska Ubels concludes that innovative forms of self-governance also have their downsides, which have unjustifiably been overlooked. She will be awarded a PhD by the University of Groningen on 30 January.

Dutch beginners' course for UG staff members
Date:24 January 2020

In February, the Languae Centre will offer a special beginners' course in Dutch 0 > A1 for University of Groningen staff members.

New: Preparation course for Spanish exam DELE B1
Date:24 January 2020

In February, the Language Centre will offer a special preparation course for the Spanish exam DELE B1 for the first time.

Become an International Alumni Ambassador!
Date:24 January 2020

Become an International Alumni Ambassador! Apply now!

Carcasses important for plants and insects in the Oostvaardersplassen
Date:22 January 2020

Allowing the carcasses of dead deer to remain in the Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve has a positive effect on biodiversity in the area. Not only do the carcasses attract many more insects and other arthropods in the short term – but also in the long term, due to increased plant growth. Plants located near animal carcasses became five times bigger than usual, leading to a surge in the number of plant-eating invertebrates on the plants and, therefore, also in the number of their predators. This is the conclusion of a recently published study conducted by UG researcher Dr Roel van Klink, which was conducted before the number of large grazers was drastically reduced in connection with updated nature management policy.

Academische conferentie over reiservaringen in de oudheid
Date:22 January 2020

Van maandag 27 tot en met woensdag 29 januari 2020 vindt in Groningen de driedaagse conferentie ‘Jewish, Christian and Muslim Travel Experiences (3rd century BCE—8th century CE)’ plaats aan de Faculteit Godgeleerdheid en Godsdienstwetenschap van de RUG en de Protestantse Theologische Universiteit (PThU).

NWO funding for project ‘Food Waste, from Excess to Enough’
Date:22 January 2020

Hungry? There is always food nearby... The food sector aims to provide people with food anywhere, anytime. People themselves have a tendency to focus on having plenty of food in inventory at home, just in case. This ensures that people have food when they want it, but comes at considerable societal costs due to inefficient resource use. The huge amount of food wasted shows the need for a system change in food provisioning. This is where a new project comes in. Professor Jenny van Doorn is one of the researchers involved.

Looking for mercury in the Arctic (video)
Date:21 January 2020

Around the globe, coal-fired power stations, metal foundries and small-scale gold mining are responsible for the emission of the heavy metal mercury. In the Arctic the mercury is causing a lot of damage to people, animals and the environment. UG scientist Frits Steenhuisen is conducting research into this.

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