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Thirteen Veni grants for young Groningen researchers
When:16 July 2019

Thirteen researchers from the University of Groningen (UG) and the UMCG have been awarded Veni grants within the framework of NWO’s Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. A terrific result building on last year's successes, where 12 Groningen researchers were awarded Veni grants . Veni’s are intended for researchers who have recently gained a PhD and have significant and original talent for innovative research. The grant of up to € 250,000 offers these young researchers the chance to further develop their ideas over the next three years.

Filosofiestudente Lonneke Oostland wint GUF-100 prijs
When:09 July 2019

De GUF-100 prijzen voor excellerende studenten werden in 1993 voor het eerst uitgereikt ter gelegenheid van het 100-jarig bestaan van het GUF. De prijs bestaat uit een eenmalige beurs ter hoogte van €2500,-te besteden aan studie of onderzoek en wordt toegekend aan de meest excellente student van elke faculteit.

Successful Conference by Women in Philosophy
When:25 June 2019

On Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th of June, a very successful Conference by Women in Philosophy was held at the University of Groningen.

Honorary doctor Philipp Blom: an off-road historian
When:20 May 2019

Before we met, historian and philosopher Philipp Blom was told that he would be interviewed about his work and mission. Work okay, but a mission? ‘I don’t have one,’ says Philipp Blom on the phone from Vienna in fluent Dutch. ‘I’m curious and I like to tell stories and convince people about things that I think are important. Like climate change, for example.’ But you could say that is a mission, right? ‘No,’ he assures me. ‘History is just such a fantastic discipline – and important, because it has a bearing on life today. I like to find patterns in history and to investigate whether there are any constants that apply not only to the Middle Ages or the seventeenth century, but to human existence in general.’

Philosophical research in Groningen judged "excellent"
When:25 April 2019

The committee praises the high quality of the faculty's research and its international character, as well as the impressive number of research grants and other marks of recognition.

JHP book prize awarded to Han Thomas Adriaenssen
When:10 December 2018

Han Thomas Adriaenssen has been awarded the Journal of the History of Philosophy Book Prize 2018 for the best book on the history of philosophy.

Collisions on the social highway
When:04 December 2018

Zwarte Piet (‘Black Pete’), the Oostvaardersplassen, gender issues... social discussions are flaming up everywhere, and every year, positions seem to harden. This is the research field of Frank Hindriks, Professor of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy. ‘As a philosopher I try to sketch the bigger picture – you might say I study the traffic rules of society’. A philosopher as a social traffic controller – how does that work?

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