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University of Groningen the best broad traditional university in the Netherlands
When:15 November 2017

University of Groningen the best broad traditional university in the Netherlands

Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Groningen once again listed as Top Degree Programmes
When:15 November 2017

Once again, the Bachelor’s degree programmes in Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen have been proclaimed Top Degree Programmes by the Dutch Higher Education Guide (Keuzegids Universiteiten).

Opening of the Centre for Religion and Heritage, and the ‘Religious Heritage in a Secular Age’ conference
When:17 October 2017

On 25 October, the Centre for Religion and Heritage (CRH) will be officially opened during the ‘Religious Heritage in a Secular Age’ conference organized to celebrate the transformation of the Institute for Christian Religious Heritage into the more inclusive CRH.

Star Wars as the key to understanding life
When:03 October 2017

On 6 October 2017, Tekla Slangen, Master’s student at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, will graduate on the subject of Star Wars ‘fandom’ as modern bewitchment.

Todd Weir awarded prestigious prize by American Philosophical Society
When:19 September 2017

University of Groningen historian of religion Todd Weir has won the 2016 Jacques Barzun Prize for best book of cultural history for his book Secularism and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Germany: The Rise of the Fourth Confession, published by Cambridge University Press. This prestigious prize is awarded annually by the American Philosophical Society, the oldest scholarly society in the United States.

1 dag student Psychologie
When:08 September 2017
1 dag student psychologie, meeloopdag Psychologie
George van Kooten Lecturer of the Year in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
When:06 September 2017

Professor George van Kooten elected Lecturer of the Year 2017 at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies University of Groningen

New accommodation platform for international students
When:25 July 2017

From July 2017, international students have access to a new website with information in English about student accommodation in the city of Groningen:At Home in Groningen .

Folkert Nobels wins Aart Bosman Award
When:07 July 2017

Folkert Nobels, Master's student in Physics and in Astronomy , has been awarded the Aart Bosman Student Excellence Award, making him the best student of the University. Nobels has completed two Bachelor's programmes at cum laude level, the Bachelor Honours program, and is also involved in extracurricular activities. The award consists of a scholarship for study or research worth €2500 and is annually awarded to the best student.

Project on religious diversity in China receives prestigious grant
When:19 June 2017

The project Mapping Religious Diversity in Modern Sichuan: A Spatial and Social Study of Communities and Networks, with Dr Stefania Travagnin (Universoity of Groningen) and Dr Elena Valussi (Loyola University Chicago) as co-directors), has received a prestigious three-year research grant of € 100,000 from the Taiwanese Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange .

Steve Mason on the relevance of the past
When:15 May 2017

On Tuesday 23 May 2017, Steve Mason will give his inaugural lecture as Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Religions and Cultures at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen. Title: Why does the Ancient Past Matter in the Public University? The Case of Jews and Christians.

Dutch researchers join forces to build synthetic cell
When:09 May 2017

The Dutch research consortium BaSyC is taking on the challenge of building a synthetic biological cell. To that end, it has received a grant of almost € 19 million from the Gravitation programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Prof. Bert Poolman of the University of Groningen and co-applicant of the grant, will coordinate the projects done by the five research groups of the University of Groningen.

Nobel laureate wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry prize
When:09 May 2017

Ben Feringa, professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Groningen, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize winner for 2017. The prize is awarded to outstanding chemists from outside the United Kingdom. The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a leading chemistry community, with 175 years of history, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences.

Harutyunyan wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry award
When:09 May 2017

Syuzanna Harutyunyan, professor of Synthetic Organic Chemistry at the University of Groningen, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Homogeneous Catalysis Award winner for 2017. Her work focuses on developing new methods to synthesise molecules that are useful in the pharmaceutical, fine-chemical or agrochemical industries. The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a leading chemistry community, with 175 years of history, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences.

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