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Chemistry in Groningen is the home of 2016 Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa, who has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research on a light-driven rotary molecular motor.

How can you make a flexible solar cell that can be fixed to anything? How can you build a molecular-scale motor? These are some of the fascinating questions that you will try to answer as a chemist.

Chemistry is the study of molecules and how they interact. As a chemist equipped with this knowledge, you can produce new substances and materials or devise solutions for all sorts of problems. 

Chemistry is a broad discipline has many parallels with other science subjects such as physics, mathematics, astronomy and biology. If you are interested in exploring the interfaces with those subjects, you can do so in Groningen! You can expand your knowledge of chemistry and discover and apply new materials. 

Working on the environment, medicines or new foods … What will you choose?

As a chemist you will have excellent career prospects. There are openings in a variety of areas, such as business, health care, environmental inspection and education.

Chemists are often involved in the development of new medicines, or in the search for new synthetic materials with special properties. Another path is the creation of a more sustainable world because trough solutions for generating energy, for example using sunlight or motion.

Hoe maak je een oprolbare televisie? Hoe verwerk je een stof in een medicijn? Als scheikundige maak je nieuwe stoffen voor duurzame producten, medicijnen, of de kunststof- en voedselindustrie.

Als scheikundige sta je aan de basis van nieuwe medicijnen of maak je een kunststof met bijzondere eigenschappen. Of je werkt mee aan een duurzamere wereld met oplossingen voor energieopwekking. In Groningen hebben we bijvoorbeeld de flexibele zonnecel gemaakt die je in rugzakken of raamfolie kunt verwerken. En ook de eerste moleculaire motor ter wereld is in Groningen ontwikkeld, waarvoor onze professor Ben Feringa in 2016 de Nobelprijs voor Scheikunde won.

Bij de bachelor Scheikunde kun je kiezen uit drie tracks: Smart Materials, Sustainable Chemistry and Energy, of Chemistry of Life. In Groningen kun je tot het tweede jaar nog switchen tussen Scheikunde en Scheikundige Technologie. Je kunt dus rustig ontdekken wat het beste bij je past.

Scheikunde als internationale bachelor
Het bedrijfsleven, de arbeidsmarkt en je werkveld later zijn internationaal georiënteerd. Daarom bieden wij deze opleiding als internationale bachelor Chemistry aan, met volledig Engelstalig onderwijs. Je studiegenoten en docenten komen uit zowel binnen- als buitenland.

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    'High-quality education'

    Have you always dreamed of doing a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry at a top-100 University?

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  • Testimonial van Joni Gallagher

    Moving abroad gave me the chance to experience a new culture and meet so many people from all over the world

    “I moved here from Belfast, Northern Ireland to study Chemistry at the University of Groningen. Moving abroad gave me the chance to experience a new culture and meet so many people from all over the world. I have become so much more independent since I moved here and experienced so many new things.

    My Chemistry course is interesting and challenging at the same time. The lecturers are very enthusiastic and they all speak great English. This makes for a great study environment where it's easy to learn. The University of Groningen is great and has a lovely campus, I loved it here the moment I arrived. Groningen is a great city full of students and internationals, that has a great buzz about it and always offers something to do! If there's any advice that I may give to future students, it would be that you need to look for accommodation as soon as you can. The closer it gets to July or August, the harder it will be to find a room”.

    – Joni Gallagher
  • Testimonial van Elia Savino

    A natural choice

    Chemistry was a natural choice for me. Since I was a child, I wanted to be a scientist and in high school, I had this amazing chemistry teacher that showed me the beauty of the subject.

    I really like the amount of effort that professors and technical assistants put in their work. It shows the love they have for what they do. The subject that surprised me most was Introduction to Process and Product Technology, because it was something I never did before and it was an interesting point of view on some aspects of chemistry that you don’t think about.

    I came across Groningen almost randomly. I accompanied a friend to visit the university. The city and the university were amazing, so I decided to stay!

    – Elia Savino
  • Testimonial van Ben Feringa

    Road to the 2016 Nobel Prize

    – Ben Feringa
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BSc in Scheikunde
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Type opleiding
Engels (100%)
36 maanden (180 ECTS)
Science and Engineering
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