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Hoe stoppen we het verlies van essentiële voorzieningen in elke regio en op het platteland?
Posted on:20 June 2024

Wat kan Nederland leren van de manieren waarop andere landen in Europa basisvoorzieningen in het landelijk gebied weten te behouden? Op verzoek van het Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties hebben Bettina Bock, Tialda Haartsen en Kirsten Valkenier (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) een vergelijking gemaakt van internationaal beleid voor het behoud van basisvoorzieningen in landelijk gebied. De onderzochte (constituerende) landen zijn Duitsland, IJsland, Schotland, Wales, Finland, Frankrijk en Denemarken.

UG wins two out of six ENLIGHT Impact Awards
Posted on:17 June 2024

During the second edition of the ENLIGHT Impact Awards on 11 June in Bilbao, the RUG won two of the six Impact Awards.

European joint Master’s degree programmes are among the top programmes
Posted on:29 May 2024

On 27 May, the EACEA in Brussels celebrated the fact that the first Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree programmes were launched twenty years ago.

Juliette de Wit, Femke Cnossen and Maite Laméris receive YAG grant
Posted on:08 May 2024

Juliette de Wit, Femke Cnossen and Maite Laméris have received a YAG Grant of € 6,000 for an interdisciplinary project on the long-lasting socio-economic consequences of the ‘Arbeitseinsatz’ in the Netherlands. The grant enables them to explore ways to work with historical data from the Dutch National Archives that has recently been digitized and published. Using this dataset, they aim to understand the long-lasting effects of the Aarbeitseinsatz on future generations and communities, for instance in their civic engagement.

From battling against the water to living with the water
Posted on:23 April 2024

Margo van den Brink, associate professor of Water and Planning, says that we should adapt our spatial design to the changing climate. This implies difficult choices have to be made because the space is limited and the needs are great.

Investors consider region a risk
Posted on:16 April 2024

Investment in real estate appears to be an important explanation for the gap between big cities and the region, argues Michiel Daams, associate professor of Economic Geography of the Real Estate Market. He conducted research on investments in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Felix Pot wins Van der Knaap Dissertation Prize from Royal Dutch Society of Sciences and Humanities
Posted on:28 March 2024

Felix Pot has won the prestigious Van der Knaap Dissertation Prize from the Royal Dutch Society of Sciences and Humanities. He receives this award for his research on the perceived accessibility in rural areas, on which he defended in his dissertation in September 2023. This is the first time that a PhD candidate from the University of Groningen has won this prize.

Let go, stay in touch and re-attract – what rural areas can do to lure back young adult leavers
Posted on:29 February 2024

The University of Groningen will research how rural areas can lure back young adult leavers to return. For decades, rural areas have experienced the outmigration of part of their young people, for example for education, work or a partner elsewhere. In the context of aging populations and increasing tightness of the labour market, many rural areas would like to see some of the 'leavers' return.

Interdisciplinary project on sustainable urban logistics (GLEAM NSR) has started
Posted on:01 February 2024

All partners in the project GLEAM NSR, led by the University of Groningen, met this week for the official kick-off at the university’s House of Connections. The project focuses on the role of urban governance towards just and green urban logistics. The EU funds the project within the framework of the Interreg North Sea programme. In this project, sustainable logistics expert Paul Buijs and spatial planning expert Ward Rauws join forces on behalf of the University of Groningen.  

Project on sustainable urban logistics (GLEAM NSR) kicks off
Posted on:26 January 2024

All partners in the project GLEAM NSR, led by the University of Groningen, met this week for the official kick-off at the university’s House of Connections. The project focuses on the role of governance towards just and green urban logistics. The EU funds the project within the framework of the Interreg North Sea programme. In this project, sustainable logistics expert Paul Buijs is one of the representatives of the University of Groningen.  

Ward Rauws joins The Young Academy
Posted on:16 January 2024

In 2024, The Young Academy will again welcome ten new members. One of these members is Ward Rauws, spatial planner at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences

Join the 'Language and AI' community
Posted on:11 December 2023

As a part of the Jantina Tammes School, the 'Language and AI' theme is an interdisciplinary initiative that aims to encourage collaboration among academics, PhD candidates, students, and industry representatives who share a keen interest in the intersection of language and artificial intelligence.

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