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RICS accreditation Master in Real Estate Studies extended
Posted on:20 October 2020

After its initial accreditation by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for the period 2016-2020, our MSc. Real Estate Studies programme has been re-accredited for another 4 years by the RICS for the period 2021-2025.

Research on generation poverty in peat colonies extended
Posted on:29 September 2020

The province of Groningen and the province of Drenthe are extending the funding of research into generational poverty in the peat colonies by two years. The focus of the research will be on the relationship between current policies and different approaches to help people out of poverty.

Cities are in need of a makeover
Posted on:28 September 2020

Our cities are at a tipping point, states urban planner Ward Rauws: climate change, the loss of biodiversity and sky-high energy consumption are forcing us to review how we design our cities.

COVID-19: a golden opportunity for the e-bike
Posted on:14 September 2020

The inconvenience caused by the coronavirus pandemic could be the perfect incentive to switch to an e-bike. Transport geographer Paul Plazier is an expert in the field of electric bikes. Two years ago, he was awarded a PhD by the UG for research into the use of this increasingly popular mode of transport.

Stadslogistiek: hoe kan het beter?
Posted on:09 September 2020

De RUG start een interdisciplinair onderzoek naar de toekomst van stadslogistiek.

Small island schools working together to solve local challenges
Posted on:04 September 2020

The iSHRINK project will connect Europe’s island schools with one another to create innovative education based around sustainability challenges.

Province of Groningen finances a chair in Nature-inclusive Rural Development
Posted on:01 September 2020

As from 1 September 2020, the University of Groningen has appointed Martijn van der Heide as Professor by Special Appointment in Nature-inclusive Rural Development at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences.

Northern Netherlands continue to invest in scientific knowledge about the consequences of population decline
Posted on:30 June 2020

Over the next five years, endowed professor Bettina Bock will continue to investigate the opportunities and possibilities for liveability in depopulating areas in the North. The provinces of Groningen, Fryslân and Drenthe make the extension of her chair financially possible.

Patrick Verkooijen appointed Chair of University of Groningen’s Climate Adaptation Governance Programme
Posted on:28 May 2020

The CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), Professor Patrick Verkooijen, was appointed Chair of the Climate Adaptation Programme at the faculties Campus Fryslânand Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen on 14 May 2020.Verkooijen will be involved in setting the curriculum for the upcoming Climate Adaptation and Global Governance Masters programme as well as supervising doctorate students. He will also help connect students and researchers to a global network of climate adaptation institutions.

What do youngsters do in ‘ordinary’ places?
Posted on:25 May 2020

Recently appointed PhD student Janine Venema isn’t tired of studying just yet. After following pre-vocational secondary education, studying at a university of applied sciences and obtaining a university degree, she started to miss the lecture halls rather soon. Since January, she has been researching the daily lives of young people at the Population Research Centre. As a result, she hopes to be able to improve their wellbeing.

Helga de Valk new director NIDI
Posted on:20 May 2020

Helga de Valk has been appointed by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences as director of the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) with effect from 1 November 2020. De Valk takes over from Leo van Wissen.

How to fight land grabbing
Posted on:14 April 2020

All over the world, companies and investment funds are buying up land to use for agriculture or mining, which is having a huge impact on the environment and local residents. Companies, aid organizations, provincial and national governments – some of them are facilitating land grabbing but are also working together to find solutions. It is precisely this dynamic that intrigues researcher Nienke Busscher. She has visited Argentina several times to find out first-hand what does and does not work.

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