Theunis Piersma, professor of Global Flyway Ecology at the University of Groningen, has been awarded a Spinoza Prize. Piersma is free to spend the € 2.5 million prize on any part of his research he wants. Piersma: ‘I relish the fuzzy nature of ecology’(...) ‘Migratory birds are so much more than just their genome. They have an incredible ability to adapt to their demanding way of life and changes to their environment. We want to understand the interaction between that flexibility and the environments in which they grow up.’
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Dick Jager geeft niet snel op. Al sinds eind jaren ’90 werkt hij aan het verduurzamen van de RUG. Zijn tocht ging gepaard met strijd, de weg was vaak bezaaid met obstakels. Nu gaat het Jager voor de wind. In 2020 staat duurzaamheid met hoofdletters...
Amina Helmi, a professor of Astronomy specializing in Milky Way dynamics, structure and formation, will receive the Spinoza Prize in October.
The Cabinet’s decision, based on the advice of the Van Rijn committee, will have disastrous consequences for the University of Groningen as a broad-based classical university.