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Language Centre September-December 2018 courses
Date:20 July 2018

The Language Centre of the University of Groningen will be offering various courses in the September-December 2018 course period: Dutch for non-native speakers, Dutch for native speakers, English, Modern Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication. Online registration is open! www.rug.nl/language-centre

SRI investors in United States better off with passively managed funds
Date:19 July 2018

SRI investors operating on US stock markets are better off investing in passive than in active funds. In the United States active SRI funds do not systematically outperform passive SRI funds. Because costs are lower, investing in passive SRI funds has become more attractive than investing in actively managed funds.

Super-telescope bring astronomers closer to understanding dark matter
Date:18 July 2018

Astronomers using a global network of radio telescopes have produced one of the sharpest astronomical images ever. The resulting image demonstrates that dark matter is distributed unevenly across a distant galaxy. Their findings are recently published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

From 2019 masters's degree in Mechanical Engineering at UG
Date:18 July 2018

The University of Groningen (UG) will start a Master’s degree programme in Mechanical Engineering in academic year 2019-2020. The degree programme, which was approved by the Higher Education Efficiency Committee earlier this year, has now been granted definitive accreditation by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders NVAO. Prof. Jacquelien Scherpen, Chair of the Groningen Engineering Center (GEC): ‘This is the culmination of over two years of preparatory work. We now want to start recruiting as soon as possible, so we can start the programme with about fifty students in September next year.’

Michelle Bruijn: 'Burgemeesters gooien veel te snel drugspand op slot'
Date:18 July 2018

Burgemeesters gooien veel te makkelijk drugspanden op slot. Dat vindt onderzoekster Michelle Bruijn van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Volgens haar zou het effect ervan eerst eens moeten worden onderzocht. Deze week hingen burgemeesters van Hardenberg en Zutphen een hangslot op een pand in hun gemeente. 'Er zijn genoeg andere juridische instrumenten die ingezet kunnen worden', zegt Bruijn in De Stentor.

Wout van Bekkum: portrait of a pioneer
Date:17 July 2018

He knows Jerusalem like the back of his hand, and runs into people he knows in the National Library as often as he does at the university library in Groningen. Wout van Bekkum, Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, is a familiar presence at the library, currently located on Jerusalem’s Hebrew University campus. ‘It’s an excellent social meeting point for people studying Judaism and related topics. I hope it will retain that function in the new building, near the Israeli parliament. In Israel, the academic study of Judaism and Hebrew is becoming increasingly politicized – it would be a pity if the move to the new location were to reinforce this trend.’

Five VENI grants Faculty BSS
Date:16 July 2018

Five researchers from the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences of the University of Groningen (UG) have been awarded VENI grants : Laura Baams, Maarten Eisma, Bertus Jeronimus, Gerine Lodder and Steffie van der Steen

2018 AESOP Excellence in Teaching Award for Global Course on Institutional Design and Spatial Planning
Date:16 July 2018

The award’s purpose is to encourage planning schools to apply new pedagogical approaches, technologies and learning techniques in ways which enhance the theories, knowledge and skills necessary for good planning practice.

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