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A rich tradition

Ubbo Emmius (1547-1625), first rector of the University of Groningen
Ubbo Emmius (1547-1625), first rector of the University of Groningen

The University of Groningen has a rich academic tradition that dates back to 1614, making ‘Groningen’ one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands. Since its establishment over four centuries ago, the University of Groningen has produced numerous talented academics in many different fields.

The University of Groningen has always been an international community. Even in the early days roughly half of all our students and lecturers came from abroad. We have preserved this rich tradition.

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Last modified:19 July 2018 4.00 p.m.