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Room for talent

Developing academic talent is one of the University of Groningen's key activities. The University has different target groups: students, academic staff at all levels, and also primary and secondary school pupils.

Primary school and secondary school pupils

Twice a year the Pre-university Academy organizes the Children's University for pupils from the fifth and sixth years of primary school, where a special lecture is given for this target group, for instance about money. For secondary school students, the Pre-university Academy provides support for profile-related assignments and preparing for exams or resits. In addition, the Pre-university Academy has several programmes pupils can join to deepen and broaden their knowledge, for instance web classes, master classes, symposia and the Junior Honours College.

Bachelor's and Master's students

Bachelor's and Master's students can develop their talents further in various programmes. For instance, the Honours College can be followed in addition to the regular programme. The Honours College will pay attention to broadening as well as deepening knowledge, whereas the top Master's degree programme mainly focuses on leadership and developing leadership qualities. The University College and the Research Master offer complete Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes aimed at excellent students. The University College provides a cross-curricular top Bachelor's programme that is aimed at the research priorities of the University of Groningen.

PhD students

The Research Master's programmes, together with the PhD programmes, fall under the Graduate Schools. Nine faculties have their own Graduate School, where top level research and teaching are combined. The Research Master's and PhD programmes develop strong research skills as well as the ability to conduct research of the highest standard.

Academic staff

The Talent Development Programme (TDP) provides academic staff with the opportunity to continue to develop their skills and academic careers. The TDP provides courses, advice and supervision, for instance in the fields of writing academic publications, obtaining grants and applying for academic positions.

Talented academic staff can be recruited via a tenure-track position. The tenure-track system is a career path or line lasting about ten years for academic staff. Completing this career path successfully will lead to a professorship. In addition, the Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme of the University provides top female scientists with the opportunity to progress to a professorship via the tenure-track system.

Overview of the university of Groningen: ongoing development of talent
Overview of the university of Groningen: ongoing development of talent
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