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Uit het Moeras: familieverhalen uit de Veenkoloniën
Posted on:12 April 2022

Hoe een gesprek tien jaar geleden tussen de Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen en welzijnsorganisatie Tinten tot maatschappelijk relevant onderzoek, vruchtbare samenwerking tussen een veelheid van organisaties, en een tentoonstelling van materiaal van een journalist en een kunstenaar leidde.

How migration, families, and life courses are interrelated
Posted on:04 April 2022

Helga de Valk has been interested in the lives of young people since her student days. Over the years, this interest has broadened to include how migration, families and life courses are interrelated. She is now Professor of Migration and Life Course and Director of the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI).

The Young Academy Groningen welcomes seven new members
Posted on:31 March 2022

The Young Academy Groningen welcomes seven new members

Appointment Dr. Anet Weterings to the special chair Regional and Circular Economic Development
Posted on:14 March 2022

The Faculty of Economics and Business is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Anet Weterings to the special chair Regional and Circular Economic Development. This chair is a joint initiative of FEB, the Faculty of Spatial Sciences and the three northern provinces: Drenthe, Friesland, Groningen. The provinces are subsidizing this chair, as the theme of Regional Economic Development and Circular Economy is high on the Provincial agenda. The chair will be established at the C.R. Rao Foundation.

NIDI-KNAW en RUG geven cursus Lokale Bevolkingsprognoses 2022
Posted on:01 March 2022

Het Nederlands Interdisciplinair Demografisch Instituut (NIDI-KNAW) biedt, in samenwerking met het Population Research Centre van de Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, een cursus lokale bevolkingsprognoses aan.

Groningen University participates in HORIZON 2020 European Green Deal project with Tangram visualisation
Posted on:01 February 2022

On February 1st, 2022, the HORIZON 2020 research project Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: Research and innovation in support of the European Green Deal (EGD) called PHOENIX (Participation in HOlistic ENvironmental/Ecological Innovations) will start.

Regional airports often not a booster of economic growth
Posted on:11 January 2022

Small, regional airports lead an insecure existence but, at the same time, are often seen as boosting the regional economy. This image is not true, conclude Felix Pot and Sierdjan Koster of the University of Groningen. The economic geographers admittedly confirm the connection between air travel and economic growth in a general sense, but also conclude that, in most cases, the growth around smaller airports is limited.

Announcing: ISLANDS - the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master connecting the Netherlands, Greece, Iceland and Spain
Posted on:23 December 2021

The University of Groningen (the Netherlands), the University of the Aegean (Greece), the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) and the University of Iceland jointly announce the new Erasmus+ Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme in Islands and Sustainability

Carrièreperspectief in Groningen vaak nog onbekend bij studenten
Posted on:02 December 2021

Het aantal studenten van buiten de regio Noord-Nederland dat aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG) en de Hanzehogeschool Groningen gaat studeren is twee jaar na de studie ongeveer even groot als het deel van de studenten dat weer uit de regio vertrekt na hun studie. Bij 70% van deze studenten komt dat door loopbaankansen elders. Betere informatievoorziening over carrièrekansen in Groningen kan helpen een groter deel van het kostbare talent dat in Groningen wordt opgeleid voor de regio te behouden.

Growing is so much more than height and weight
Posted on:22 November 2021

To give good advice at child health care centres and to make effective health policies children’s opportunities need to be taken into account. Not just their height and weight measurements, but also their socio-economic status including financial background, love and care of parents and harmful beliefs. Professor of Child Nutrition and Population Health Hinke Haisma broadened her horizon. She added social and cultural sciences to her life science background. She added new dimensions to ‘growing well’.

Home or away: what makes 'stayers' stay?
Posted on:02 November 2021

PhD student Jonne Thomassen has moved to a different town or city several times, as have many of her peers. Yet some people stay living close to family or friends all their lives. Thomassen is researching why some people do not move away. Family ties are clearly an important motive for staying and, in some cases, can even serve as a deterrent to moving away.

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