Study econometrics and operations research in Groningen to learn how to use mathematical modelling to find solutions to real-life problems in our society.
What is the most cost-efficient location for placing windmills in the Netherlands? How can mathematics and statistics help us understand the relationship between climate change and economic factors, such as food prices, energy costs, or job opportunities? If you enjoy solving problems like this, this programme could be right for you. The BSc Econometrics and Operations Research (EOR) at the University of Groningen teaches you all about mathematical modelling. In many of the course units you practice modelling based on real-life cases and data. These data includes topics related to climate change, environmental matters, welfare, and well-being. The combination of the four profiles: econometrics, operations research, actuarial science, and mathematical economics, makes this a unique programme in the Netherlands. If you like economics, mathematics, statistics, enjoy finding solutions to complex issues, and aim to make a significant contribution to relevant societal problems, then this could be the programme for you.
I chose to pursue my BSc in EOR because of its recognized academic excellence. The programme places a strong emphasis on the practical application of mathematical and statistical techniques to solve real-world problems. Also, the professors are highly approachable and take an interest in students' progress. The courses are focused on practical problem-solving and critical thinking which helps me to develop valuable skills. The degree in Groningen is ideal for students who are looking for a challenging, rewarding, and well-rounded education.