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25th Planning Lecture with minister Hugo de Jonge
Posted on:11 May 2023

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Research into hereditary poverty completed: customization and long-term planning important
Posted on:09 May 2023

In the Veenkoloniën, a region in the provinces of Drenthe and Groningen, 14,000 families live in poverty, often generation after generation. Researchers from the Faculty of Spatial Sciences of the University of Groningen spent five years researching the origins and persistence of poverty through generations. The research shows that customization and long-term planning are necessary to break through hereditary poverty in the Veenkoloniën

Finding solutions for energy poverty through theatre
Posted on:01 May 2023

More and more households are struggling to pay their energy bills. Existing studies have shown which regions, homes and households are vulnerable to energy poverty. However, knowledge about the meaning of living with energy poverty is still limited. Sander van Lanen, researcher at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences of the University of Groningen, is going to make a theater play to find possible solutions to energy poverty.

All of the Netherlands - 25th Planning lecture with Hugo de Jonge on 8 May
Posted on:06 April 2023

'All of the Netherlands' is a solid end to the period of dismantling spatial planning and thirty years of decentralization.

Vijf RUG-onderzoekers benoemd bij Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen
Posted on:20 February 2023

De Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (KHMW) heeft dit jaar Sjoerd Beugelsdijk, Lisa Herzog, Jeroen de Ridder, Moniek Tromp en Helga de Valk benoemd als nieuwe leden.

CMO STAMM en Rijksuniversiteit Groningen stellen bijzonder hoogleraarsfunctie Brede Welvaart en Kansen(on)gelijkheid in
Posted on:22 December 2022

CMO STAMM en de Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen hebben Aleid Brouwer aangesteld als bijzonder hoogleraar Brede Welvaart en Kansen(on)gelijkheid. Per 1 maart begint Brouwer aan de functie bijzonder hoogleraar, gecombineerd met een functie als senior onderzoeker op het thema brede welvaart bij kenniscentrum CMO STAMM en haar onderzoeksbureaus Sociaal Planbureau Groningen & Trendbureau Drenthe. De combinatie van beide functies zorgt ervoor dat er verdiepende kennis ontstaat op het gebied van brede welvaart en kansen(on)gelijkheid in Noord-Nederland, die functioneel kan worden toegepast in de praktijk.

Music tourism: from Abbey Road to Zoutelande
Posted on:19 December 2022

Abbey Road, Graceland, Père-Lachaise... these are all places that immediately bring to mind music or musicians. When music inspires places and feelings to fondly embrace and initiate an intimate dance, this is where music tourism emerges – a growing industry that, for example, allowed the song ‘Zoutelande’ by Bløf to become not just a hit, but also a commercial ad for the province of Zeeland.

Frans J. Sijtsma new Director Agricola School
Posted on:05 December 2022

On the recommendation of the Board of the University of Groningen, Dr Frans J. Sijtsma has been appointed as academic director of the Rudolf Agricola School for Sustainable Development with effect from 1 February 2023. This concerns a 0.5 FTE appointment for four years. Sijtsma is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences. He succeeds Dr Kees van Veen, who left on 1 November 2022 as Director of Sustainable Society, the predecessor of the Agricola School. Sijtsma is already serving as interim director.

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