This year in early November, another team of University students will be participating in the international iGEM competition, where students attempt to build the best biological ‘machine’ using synthetic biology. Cells are modified so they can serve other useful purposes. Two years ago, the University of Groningen team became world champions. This year’s team has designed a bandage that helps heal burn wounds and prevents infection.
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.
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.
The University of Groningen (UG) holds the 114th place in the QS World University Rankings. The QS Ranking is an influential ranking list of almost 1,000 universities worldwide. Last year the UG held the120th place.
Out of the 25 entries for the Dutch Huibregtsen Prize, the jury has nominated six scientific research projects. UG professor Pauline Westerman and Cisca Wijmenga, Rector Magnificus of the UG as of 1 September 2019, are two of the six nominees for the...