In the vaults of the University Library of the University of Groningen are thousands of manuscripts, atlases, letters, maps and other valuable historical material. These are all exceptional, old pieces which everyday visitors never see and that only leave the vault from time to time for research purposes. One of the exceptional pieces is the oldest map ever printed in the Netherlands, dating from 1514.
The weekly online video magazine Unifocus highlights topics related to the University of Groningen in the fields of research and society, student life, teaching, policy and internationalization.
He was one of the imprisoned German war criminals known as the ‘Breda Three’: Josef Kotalla. ‘The executioner of Amersfoort’ is the only German war criminal who would die during imprisonment in the Netherlands. Forty years after his death, he is still...
In the lecture series Treasures from the University Library, researchers using material from our Special Collections talk about their research, while the objects in question are also present.
The European Commission has awarded seven higher education and research institutions four million Euros in funding to train 15 PhDs to research past human impact on marine vertebrates.