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Education Why UG?


The University of Groningen provides top-quality educational programmes. We offer a wide variety of interesting, highly regarded degree programmes that rank well both nationally and internationally.

Explanation about rankings

Rankings are used to measure and evaluate various universities to determine their overall academic performance in comparison to one another. Depending on the ranking, different factors are taken into account such as the quality of teaching, the reputation of the institutions in question among researchers and employers as well as the number of international students. Although there are also other factors which you should consider when choosing a place to study, such as student life, modern facilities and a positive academic environment, attending a high-ranking university can help you find a job on the competitive employment market. Have a look below to see in which rankings the University of Groningen regularly achieves top positions:

Dutch rankings

Keuzegids, the Dutch Higher Education Guide, includes descriptions of all higher education programmes officially registered in the Netherlands. The guide offers a quality assessment for most programmes based, among other, on student evaluations and reports from the NVAO.

Six undergraduate programs at the University of Groningen have been awarded the Top Program quality seal in the Keuzegids Universiteiten 2023, placing them among the top programs in Dutch academic education. Global Responsibility and Leadership, given at the Campus Fryslȃn, is even the best program in the country. In the 'Broad Classical Universities 2023' category, the RUG ranked fifth.

International rankings

Position of the University of Groningen in international rankings

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